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Autumn Activities for Seniors in South Jersey

Autumn Activities for Seniors in South Jersey

We’re nearing the end of fall, which means it’s time to take advantage of signature autumn activities like pumpkin and apple picking before it’s too late! If you’re looking for a fun autumn activity to do with your senior loved one in South Jersey, look no further. Our assisted living team at UMC at The …

Sleeping Tips for Those with Alzheimer's

5 Sleeping Tips for Those with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s causes changes in the brain that can affect the quality and quantity of sleep for seniors. It’s not uncommon for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia to experience light sleep, troubled sleep, or frequently wake up at night. Because sleep is so important for mental and physical health and helps prevent cognitive decline, falls, and …

Make Friends in Assisted Living

How to Make Friends in Assisted Living

Socialization and maintaining friendships positively impact seniors in so many ways. Staying connected to others around you improves your state of mental health by boosting self-esteem and decreasing feelings of isolation and depression. Being social also improves your physical health. More social people are reported to have fewer colds, lower blood pressure, and a stronger …

techniques for dealing with dementia

How to Respond When Someone with Dementia Keeps Repeating Themselves

Dementia impacts short-term memory, so it can directly cause repetitive behavior like repeated speech. Although our first instinct can be to become annoyed or frustrated when someone repeats themself, it’s important to remember that seniors with dementia have little control over this behavior. It’s also important to equip yourself with techniques on how to gracefully …

Foods for Seniors

4 Heart-Healthy Foods for Seniors

World Heart Day is on the 29th of September, and that means it’s the perfect time for seniors to take charge of their heart health by choosing the right food! The American Heart Association recommends eating a heart-healthy diet to help manage high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, which …

Vascular Dementia

What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common type of dementia. Even though it’s common, it’s important to note that the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of vascular dementia are somewhat different from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. In this article, our team of memory care specialists in Cape May County will cover …

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Relaxation Day: 3 Ways Seniors Can Unwind

Mark your calendars now: Relaxation Day is on the 15th of this month, and we all deserve some time to unwind. Especially our beloved seniors who have worked hard all their lives to provide for their families! Relaxation Day is a great opportunity to kick back and relax with your senior loved ones and show …

Assisted Living in Cape May County

4 Signs Your Senior Parent Needs Help

No one knows your parents the way you do — something out of character for them may be an everyday occurrence for someone else. Even small changes shouldn’t be brushed under the rug, as they could be a sign of something more serious. Here are some signs to be aware of that may indicate that …

When is Hospice Recommended?

Hospice is about deciding how to live life with the time that’s left. Many of us hope we’ll have more time with our parents or grandparents, even when our loved ones are in the late stages of a chronic illness. However, modern medicine can only do so much, and quality of life should always trump …