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What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?


"Dementia" and "Alzheimer's" are often used interchangeably to describe memory loss, but the two terms are not the same. Noted memory expert Tam Cummings, PhD, explains the difference and also provides explanations that are crucial to understand about people with memory loss. This video provides crucial understanding of what is going on inside the heads of people with memory loss.

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5 Tips to Help Your Brain Age Well


Noted dementia expert Tam Cummings provides five activities that help your brain retain its "thinking power" as you age.

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Seven Strategies to minimize "I want to go home" from noted dementia expert Tam Cummings


Individuals with dementia often request to "go home." Dementia expert Tam Cummings provides seven strategies to minimize this behavior.

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The Top Five Reasons to Choose a Retirement Community for 2018


If you're looking for reasons to begin considering a move to a retirement community, take a look at the top five benefits that current residents mention the most.

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The holiday visit home--how much has Mom or Dad changed and could it be dementia?


Dementia can be difficult to diagnose in the initial stages. This blog provides a list of warning signs.

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Striving for excellence in MRC retirement communities


Excellence is the fifth and final value represented by ICARE, which stands for Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. At MRC, ICARE is a primary focus for recruiting, retaining and training, along with employee evaluations and recognition.

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Worried about an aging loved one? Consider these tips and topics before you have "the talk"


If you believe it's time to "have the talk" with an older loved one about their current living arrangement and future needs, this article provides a list of things to consider.

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ICARE stands for Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. In our system, ICARE is a primary focus for recruiting, retaining, training along with employee evaluations and recognition. ICARE is also a platform for "hospitality with teeth", laying the foundation for a culture where the best want to work in serving those who once cared for us. In this blog, we'll look at Respect and the role it plays in all MRC communities.

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10 Things You May NOT be Ready for If You Age at Home


Many factors feed the "I'm not ready" sentiment for seniors who resist moving from a long-time home. If aging at home is your preferred option, it's important to consider what you may NOT be ready for if you stay.

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Accountability -- what does it mean to those who work in MRC communities?


Accountability refers to accepting responsibility for our own actions. In senior living communities, accountability is highly valued since it shows up in actions. Ron Jennette, president & CEO of Methodist Retirement Communities in Texas explores the meaning of Accountability -- and how it gets discussed among staff members.

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