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Understanding the Difference: Age-Related Forgetfulness vs. Dementia

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Dec 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

We have all forgotten certain information at some point in our lives. It is this everyday forgetfulness that causes us to set reminders, write lists, put appointments in calendars, and map out our days with planners. From setting alarms to wake up or go to an appointment to writing sticky notes and posting them on the fridge, we all have our ways of reminding ourselves.

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Tags: Alzheimer's & Dementia

The Downsizing Process: How Seniors Can Get Through It Smoothly

Posted by Mike Longsdon on Nov 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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Downsizing can be hugely beneficial for seniors, as it can help keep them safe and comfortable in a smaller home after retirement or following the loss of a spouse or partner. It’s a big job, however, and it requires quite a bit of careful planning to pull off successfully. Many seniors find that preparing for a move is just as stressful as the move itself, especially if they have a home full of memories and belongings. When it comes to downsizing, there’s certainly a lot to think about.

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Sweet Home Alabama: Discover Life & Senior Living in Anniston

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Nov 1, 2020 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When you decide to transition yourself or a family member into a senior living community, it is important to find the right community. A community that provides the level of care that you need, offers activities and events that align with your interests, and makes you feel comfortable and at home.

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Tags: Senior Living

Maintaining Wellness: October 10 is World Mental Health Day

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Oct 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

We all have a routine. While these routines are useful in keeping us active and help us to accomplish our goals, it is also easy to get lost in the day to day activities and forget to check in with ourselves. When this happens, our mental health and wellness is often neglected.

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Tags: Senior Health

What are the Risk Factors and Causes of Osteoporosis?

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Sep 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

The International Osteoporosis Foundation states, “Osteoporosis affects an estimated 75 million people in Europe, USA, and Japan…Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will 1 in 5 men aged over 50.”

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Tags: Senior Health

McClellan Senior Living Shares Fall Prevention Tips

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Aug 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Fall prevention is a growing topic among older adults and caregivers. Assessing the risk factors of a fall and taking precautions for fall prevention can make a significant difference in the likelihood of a fall occurring.

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Tags: Senior Living Tips, McClellan Senior Living

Celebrating Independence Day with the Senior Veteran in Your Life

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Jul 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Independence Day is a highly celebrated holiday in the United States. Parades through the streets, family and friends gather for cookouts, and fireworks are all staples and traditions of this historic day.

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Tags: Holidays

Sun Safety for Seniors: How You Can Protect Your Skin

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Jun 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

The act of wearing sunscreen has been embedded in our minds since we were children. However, more than likely, it was accompanied by the warning of our skin aging prematurely, leaving the impression that sun protection was most crucial in younger years.

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Helping a Parent Overcome the Fear of Moving to Senior Living

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

There can be a lot of emotions surrounding the move to a senior living community. Positive feelings, such excitement at the idea of new opportunities and experiences, peace of mind knowing that care and support will always be available, or eagerness to start living a worry-free retirement lifestyle.

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Tags: Senior Living

Bridging the Gap and Connecting a Multigenerational Family

Posted by McClellan Senior Living on Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Every generation has different views and outlooks on life. From generation to generation, the simplest topic can create opposite opinions. 

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Tags: Social Wellness, McClellan Senior Living