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Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease as senior living expert and Atria Regional Vice President Jason Shott explains what steps to take after a family member is diagnosed with dementia, the stages of the disease, care plans and much more.  

In this video, Jason outlines the three primary stages of dementia – early, middle and late – and discusses the importance of understanding how to best meet the needs of someone at any stage. Additionally, Jason gives valuable advice on structuring daily routines to improve the overall quality of life for those experiencing dementia. 

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If you or a family member are experiencing cognitive decline, you’re not alone. A variety of resources are available to support you through a diagnosis – whether it’s new or if new issues are coming to light. If you’re looking for more information on how to care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the Atria Senior Living Caregiver’s Guide offers in-depth insights for caregivers at all stages of this challenging but critical role. 

Visit The Caregiver's Guide, https://atriaseniorliving.com/caregivers-guide/alzheimers-dementia. 

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s - Answers from an Expert
Apr. 30, 2024 9:40 minutes
If your parent has recently experienced a stroke, you might be feeling overwhelmed with where to start in their recovery process. In this video, we share 10 tips that can help your parent recover following a stroke. 

From understanding the nuances of post-stroke care to proactive measures you can take in preventing additional complications, these insights are designed to provide clarity and support.

Recovery from a stroke is a marathon, not a sprint. Patience, support and informed action are your best tools to help your parent recover.

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Caregiving
The Caregiver’s Guide: 10 tips to help your parent recover after a stroke
Feb. 23, 2024 3:51 minutes
If you or a family member has been faced with a cancer diagnosis, navigating the next steps can feel overwhelming. In this latest video, we outline 10 steps to take after a cancer diagnosis, providing clear guidance and support for those critical first moves. 

Learn how you can be proactive, from organizing important documents and understanding treatment plans to managing side effects, assembling a care team and more.

Acknowledging your feelings and seeking support is as important as providing care. Visit TheCaregiversGuide.com for more resources, support and expert insight tailored for caregivers like you. 

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Caregiving
The Caregiver’s Guide: 10 things to do after a cancer diagnosis
Feb. 23, 2024 3:58 minutes
Caring for a parent through the stages of dementia can be incredibly challenging, especially when facing negative emotions. In this video, we discuss how to cope with a parent’s dementia and how to understand and manage anger and other outbursts.

When a parent with dementia lashes out, it’s important to first rule out pain and then consider their physical, intellectual, emotional, environmental and social needs. By asking the right questions and observing the situation, we can better understand and respond to these challenging behaviors.

Acknowledging your feelings and seeking support is as important as providing care. Visit TheCaregiversGuide.com for more resources, support and expert insight tailored for caregivers like you. 

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia
How to cope with an older parent’s dementia and negative emotions
Feb. 23, 2024 2:50 minutes
Caring for an older adult includes making sure they have access to nutritious meals to support their health. From identifying weight changes to understanding the impact of medications and illnesses on appetite, we cover everything you need to help an older adult start and maintain healthy eating habits.

If mobility challenges or conditions like dementia complicate your family member’s eating habits, we discuss options like memory care and assisted living for additional support. With the right support and environment, malnutrition can be avoided. At Atria Senior Living, we prioritize incorporating residents’ favorite meals with a variety of healthy options. ️


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Senior Aging & Health
How to encourage healthy eating habits for an older family member
Feb. 23, 2024 1:56 minutes
Is memory care the right decision for your aging parent? Making the choice to move a parent into specialized care is never easy, but being well-informed can help. If you’re grappling with this question, you’re not alone. When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the decision of how to give them the care they need is challenging and emotional.

In this video, we provide personal insight into when memory care may be the correct choice – taking into account safety, well-being and the progressive nature of the disease. We’ll cover what memory care involves, settings in which it’s offered and a list of questions to help you decide if it’s time to consider this option for your parent.

For more resources specially curated for caregivers, visit TheCaregiversGuide.com.

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia
The Caregiver’s Guide: Is memory care right for my older parent?
Feb. 23, 2024 2:11 minutes