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    Arts and Crafts Ideas for Seniors to Stay Sharp

    Our creativity and curiosity make us human, and that need to create and discover doesn't diminish when we age. In fact, it can be more important than ever to engage in the arts while aging. The benefits of creative activities for older adults are many [...]

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    Overcoming Seasonal Depression as a Senior

    Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. For many, this time of year can bring great joy. Yet for others, it may lead to seasonal depression, formally known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is much more than "winter blues"; it is [...]

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    Strength Exercises for Seniors

    While many people associate strength exercises with young people in the gym, the truth is that anyone can benefit from strength-training exercises, especially older adults! In fact, it could be even more important to start or maintain a balanced exercise routine that includes strength-building components [...]

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    4 Elements of a Safe Memory Care Environment

    When it comes to memory care, St. Andrew's stands out as a leader in providing compassionate and effective care for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. We understand the unique challenges that these individuals and their families face, and we're dedicated [...]

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    Worry Less®: 8 Ways Senior Living Helps Reduce Stress

    At St. Andrew's, we are committed to enabling elders and their caregivers to Worry Less®. We understand that aging is a part of life, but stress shouldn’t be. The golden years should be marked by freedom, peace, and holistic serenity. In this blog post, we'll [...]

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    Fall Prevention Guide for Older Adults

    For millions of American seniors, their caregivers, and loved ones, fear of falling is real. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 36 million older adults (65+) fall every year. Of these falls, roughly 20% result in nonfatal injuries like hip [...]

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    Assisted Living for Couples — What You Need to Know

    Our need for companionship stays strong all throughout our lives. When people age with someone they love, it can be hard to plan appropriate senior care, especially for couples who require different levels of care. While meeting this level of care can be hard in [...]

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    Is Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic? (It’s Complicated)

    According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 6.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer's is characterized by symptoms like wandering and disorientation in the early stages before progressing to more severe symptoms like an inability to communicate, difficulty [...]

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    What is Aphasia in Alzheimer’s?

    As part of St. Andrews’ commitment to providing exceptional healthcare for our residents, we believe in sharing knowledge and insights to help you and your loved ones navigate the challenges associated with Alzheimer's disease and related conditions, such as a specific subtype known as Primary [...]

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    Why You Should Consider Pet-Friendly Senior Care

    There is a growing trend of pet-friendly retirement communities, assisted living communities, nursing homes, and senior housing options that recognize the invaluable role of pets in the lives of older adults. These environments are tailored to provide the best of both worlds: residents can enjoy [...]

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    Home Safety Tips for Seniors: What You Can Do to Make Your Home Safe

    At St. Andrew's, we understand the paramount importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment for older people. If you are an older adult still living in your own home or you are caring for a loved one personally, it is natural to be concerned [...]

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    Cardio Exercises for Seniors—Benefits & Best Aerobic Activities

    A healthy lifestyle is great for not just the body, but also the mind. And a major component of a healthy lifestyle is cardiovascular exercise or aerobic exercise. The health benefits of cardiovascular exercise go beyond just improving heart health and include: Healthy weight loss [...]