If you’re caring for an aging loved one, making legal plans for their end-of-life care is a customary part of care. Especially if your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, legal considerations could be necessary to ensure your loved one’s health, safety and well-being.
“Seniors or their adult children might shy away from elder law considerations and end-of-life planning,” says Carmen Duren, Executive Director at Provident Village at Canton in Canton, GA. “However, we encourage families to make these legal decisions as soon as possible, before a serious accident forces them to rush into a...more
For seniors looking to add more exercise to their daily routine, walking may be the perfect solution. Unlike playing a sport or joining a gym, walking is free, adaptable and can be done almost anywhere. Plus, the remarkable health benefits are enough to make a walk around the neighborhood well worth your while.
“Any other form of physical activity, such as walking, is vital to a healthy senior lifestyle,” says Carmen Duren, Executive Director at Provident Village at Canton in Canton, GA. “Regular exercise helps improve muscle tone, heart and lung health, contributes to weight loss and enhances mood. In addition to eating well and...more
As we age, living situations, health conditions, mobility issues and more can influence how we spend our time and limit our opportunities to get out and about. It’s not uncommon to experience increased boredom, loneliness, depression or lack of energy. However, research shows that something as simple as time spent outdoors can alleviate sluggishness and provide a number of valuable mental and physical health benefits.
According to Carmen Duren, Executive Director at Provident Village at Canton in Canton, GA, spending time outdoors can make a huge positive impact, especially on the lives of seniors. “It’s...more
If it’s time for your aging loved one to move to an assisted living community, they may be in the midst of dealing with difficult emotions. Change is seldom easy, but for older adults, leaving behind a beloved home, coping with their need for support and stepping outside of their comfort zone can cause sadness and anxiety.
Luckily, there are many ways you can help your loved one adjust to assisted living and make them feel more at home. According to Carmen Duren, Executive Director at Provident Village at Canton in Canton, GA, “Family members are extremely important to helping their loved ones adjust to assisted living. It’s tough...more
Sleep disturbances are relatively common among older adults, but for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, sleep problems are more frequent and severe. Since dementia is a degenerative disease, difficulty sleeping often occurs as the parts of the brain responsible for producing chemicals important for sleep are damaged. Most report these problems in the mid to late stages of dementia.
Carmen Duren, Executive Director at Provident Village at Canton in Canton, GA, understands dementia-related sleep disturbances and how to help residents of their Memory Care neighborhood cope with these issues. Duren states, “People living...more