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Love’s Lasting Legacy: Honoring Relationships Touched By Dementia

February 7, 2024 — Love is a powerful force that knows no boundaries! It transcends time, age, and even the profound challenges that life may throw our way including dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Dementia slowly erodes memories, impairs verbal and cognitive abilities and is associated with a number of brain diseases including Alzheimer’s disease.... Read More

Brighten Up Your Winter: Tips for Beating Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 20, 2023 — As the winter months draw near and the days shorten with less sunlight, this is the time of year that can increase the risk for a specific type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a common disorder affecting 1-2% of the population. The primary cause of SAD is believed to be... Read More

When is it time? Navigating Senior Living Transitions

July 18, 2023 — Home is where the heart is and the vast majority of older adults want to age in place in their own home. When care needs increase, many families will support their older loved ones by either providing direct caregiving help themselves or will hire caregivers to care for their loved one so they can stay... Read More

Tech savvy seniors: Growing older and wiser in the digital age

May 10, 2023 — As we get older, our bodies tend to slow down. Our eyesight isn’t as sharp as it used to be, and our memories can fail us at times, but fear not, technology is here to save the day! Here are just a few ways that technology is revolutionizing the way we age. Health Wearables: Exercise... Read More

Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Seniors

December 15, 2022 — Are you scratching your head wondering what to give your aging loved one this holiday season? We polled our care managers and enrichment specialists on what they would suggest as a stocking stuffer or holiday gift for an older adult. Here are some ideas to make your shopping easier and the seniors in your life... Read More

5 Tips for Keeping the Thanksgiving Holiday Stress free for Seniors

November 19, 2022 — Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for many of us, but for those who gather with frail, older relatives, it can also be a time of stress. Our older family members especially those with hearing, cognitive or physical impairments don’t always handle the holiday bustle as well as others. They can easily be overstimulated or disorientated... Read More

Lost and Found – Reducing the Risk of Wandering with Dementia

October 17, 2022 — Of all the symptoms associated with dementia, wandering is probably the one that elicits the most fear and anxiety in the hearts of loved ones and caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in ten people with dementia will wander at least once and many will do so repeatedly. What causes this symptom? Are there... Read More

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

February 21, 2022 — It’s February and the stores are decked out in red love hearts. Chocolate candies are stacked ten deep in the grocery checkout aisles and restaurants are promoting their Valentine’s Day special menu. Love is in the air in all its commercial glory, beckoning us to consume in the name of love. Putting aside all the... Read More

Gathering Responsibly for the Holidays

December 13, 2021 — It’s the holiday season and all of us at HealthSense wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and joyous holiday season! As we look to show our love and appreciation, spending time with others is the most precious gift we can give them. We can wrap this gift with respect and care... Read More