One of the most persistent myths about senior living communities is, “I’ll lose my independence.” Some think of retirement communities as akin to “nursing homes,” but nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, residents in Independent Living neighborhoods find they have MORE INDEPENDENCE than they ever imagined. Some find they have extra time …Read More
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In the late afternoon hours of August 25, 2017, a Category 4 storm named “Harvey” began rolling into the Houston metro area. It would eventually dump more than 50 inches of rain and strike the Texas coast with winds up to 130mph. The storm brought unprecedented amounts of rain to an area stretching from the …Read More
It surprises them all the time, but staff at senior living communities are never surprised when they hear residents say, “We wished we’d moved here sooner.” It’s true that once the anxiety of the actual move passes, and once they settle in, most residents begin to truly enjoy life – some for the first time …Read More
Whether you have one sibling, or many, adult children often find themselves at odds over what to do when parents show signs of needing help. Conflicts can arise because one or more sibling may be unaware of the parents’ decline. Other conflicts arise when siblings disagree on the type of help needed. If these or …Read More
The terms are often used interchangeably, but it’s incorrect to do so. In this video, noted dementia expert Tam Cummings, PhD, provides and explanation of the terms. Further, she provides vital information about what is happening to the brain when a person suffers memory loss. This information is crucial for loved ones to understand.Read More
Good overall health is important to good brain health. Exercise helps us maintain good overall health, and the same goes for the brain. In this video, noted dementia expert Tam Cummings provides five activities that help maintain good brain health as we age.Read More
Announcing our follow-up video blog series: Topics from Tam A re-cap of the Understanding Dementia seminar MRC communities in Bryan/College Station, Lufkin, League City and Huntsville recently hosted seminars featuring dementia expert Tam Cummings. To the overwhelming number of people who attended, thank you for coming! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting a …Read More
The turn of a new year often prods us to resolve to make important life changes. If you think 2018 is the time to begin living those “someday dreams,” you may want to start by researching the wide range of retirement communities available today. The demand for senior housing is greatly increasing, with 10,000 Baby …Read More
Many adult children live in cities and states far away from parents and thus may see them infrequently. So the holiday visit can often be an eye-opening experience if one or both parents are behaving differently. If you notice changes, how can you tell if the behaviors are part of the normal aging process, or …Read More
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