St. Andrew’s Blog

  • Hot Weather Safety Tips for Seniors With Dementia

    As the summer months approach and temperatures soar, it's crucial for older adults and their loved ones to stay vigilant against the risks of extreme heat—especially for individuals living with dementia.Hot weather poses unique and even greater challenges for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of [...]

  • The Benefits of Walking Sticks for Seniors

    Walking sticks and canes have been long-time companions for older adults seeking stability, support, and independence in their daily routines.While these terms can often be used interchangeably, they actually have separate uses. For example, a walking cane may be used on a more long-term basis to [...]

  • How Does Parkinson’s Progress?

    Half a million people in the United States have a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, although some experts estimate that the true number of people living with this condition could be closer to one million. Many people know at least a little bit about the condition, including [...]

  • Importance of Daily Routine for Dementia Patients

    Routines and healthy habits are important for everyone, including older adults living with dementia. In fact, establishing a daily routine for dementia patients can be one of the most important parts of a dementia care plan. Here’s why (and how you can set one up for [...]

  • What is Skilled Nursing in Senior Care?

    Finding the senior care options for you or your aging loved one can be daunting. Independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing—what do they all mean? If you’re looking for senior living services and you’re feeling overwhelmed, we want to tell you to take a [...]

  • The Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors

    In our previous blog, “Arts and Crafts Ideas for Seniors to Stay Sharp,” we mentioned a small list of benefits of creative activities for seniors and then proceeded to detail 17 art project ideas!However, this month, we wanted to delve deeper into how art therapy goes [...]

  • Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

    According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 16 million US Americans live with some form of perceived cognitive impairment. The majority of these cases occur among older adults aged 50 or older. Given the prevalence of declining cognitive [...]

  • How to Care for Someone with Vascular Dementia

    Vascular dementia is the second-most common type of dementia, according to Alzheimer’s Society. Many people with the condition have vascular dementia as a part of mixed dementia, where someone is living with more than one form of dementia, such as Lewy body dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, [...]

  • Vascular Dementia — What is It?

    Experts estimate that 1 in 7 older adults (aged 71+) in the United States lives with some form of dementia. The vast majority of people living with dementia have Alzheimer’s disease, with the second-most common variety being vascular dementia. Receiving a diagnosis for this condition [...]

  • Easy to Use Smartphones for Seniors

    In today's digital age, staying connected with loved ones has never been easier, thanks to the advancements in new phone technology. However, for seniors, navigating the world of cell phones can often feel overwhelming. That's why at St. Andrew's, we understand the importance of finding user-friendly [...]

  • Is Your Home Appropriate for Aging in Place? A Comprehensive Guide

    As the aging population in America continues to grow, more and more older adults express a desire to remain in their own homes as they age. AARP’s 2021 Home and Community Preferences survey found that over three-quarters (77%) of adult homeowners age 50 and older want [...]

  • Assisted Living vs Home Care — Which is Best?

    Everyone needs help from time to time. When we age, we may need just a little extra help not just occasionally, but on a daily basis. In these cases, assisted living communities and home care services can be excellent choices to help us or our loved [...]