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How Independent Living Helps with Senior Stress

When you face something scary, new, or challenging, some amount of stress is typical. However, chronic stress isn’t normal, and it can even cause emotional issues like depression and anxiety as well as physical problems like high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. As we age, our ability to manage stress may decrease, even as

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The Importance of Regular Visits for Seniors with Memory Loss

Whether you have a loved one showing small signs of memory problems or you have a loved one who has severe symptoms of Alzheimer’s, caring for them can be difficult. Caregiving is often physically demanding and emotionally draining since dementia can impact not just memory but mood, personality, and cognitive abilities. At some point, it

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Summer Activities for Seniors

At Cape Elizabeth, we make sure our residents can live life to the fullest, which includes social, artistic, musical, and physical activities. Fun activities can keep their minds and bodies sharp, which is why we offer a full calendar with a wide range of different events and pastimes to choose from. Everyone will find something

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How Reducing Stress Keeps Seniors Healthier

Stress is a normal part of life, and your body should be equipped to deal with it. When confronted with a difficult situation, your body releases stress hormones that can help you cope. Once the situation is over, your body stops releasing the stress hormones. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies have difficulty with this

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How to Keep Seniors Hydrated Throughout the Summer

Hydration is essential at any age. For seniors, dehydration is a more serious issue since they are more likely to become dehydrated, less likely to notice their dehydration, and less able to recover from the resulting health complications. Here at Cape Elizabeth, we understand the risks of dehydration in seniors and know what steps to

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Your Next Steps After Dementia Diagnosis

Your Next Steps After a Dementia Diagnosis

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s, which doesn’t even count the Americans suffering from other dementia-related issues. If you’ve received a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may be feeling worried or scared. At The Landing at Saco Bay, we want to help equip

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How Routine Helps Seniors with Memory Loss

How Routine Helps Seniors Stay Calm and Comfortable

Personalized Routines for Residents at The Landing at Saco Bay Dementia and Alzheimer’s cause not just memory loss but changes in behavior and personality. Feelings of sadness, worry, and fear are common for a person with a memory loss disorder, as are anger and depression. While these memory loss problems can’t be cured, in the

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benefits of range of motion exercises

The Benefits of “Range of Motion” Exercises

As we age, our joints lose fluid and our muscles lose elasticity, leading to a natural decrease in flexibility. Seniors who lose flexibility find it hard to complete normal daily tasks like getting up from chairs or walking up and down stairs, let alone more complicated chores like cooking and cleaning. The CDC recommends that

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Photos & Music for Seniors With Memory Loss

How Photos and Music Can Help Seniors with Memory Loss

At our community, we believe that every day should be full of joy and fulfillment for our residents, especially those with Alzheimer’s, and other memory issues. Our lifestyle and therapy program provides residents with routines, therapies, and activities that help them feel fulfilled and happy. One of the important pieces of memory care is offering

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