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Moving Aging Parents: How to Start the Conversation

To move or not to move becomes a topic of conversation for most people as they age. Perhaps you and your siblings have been concerned for a while about your parents’ living situation. You want to honor their preference if they want to stay in their home, but you also want them to be safe and comfortable.…

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Memory Loss and Family Relationships

When her two grandsons walk in the door, you can see the spark of joy enter Sharon’s eyes and slowly work its way into her smile. Like many people with memory loss, she had been wandering the house, unsure of where she was or what she should be doing. But as soon as her grandsons stepped in…

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Free Resource on Senior Care Options

Do you need help finding senior care options in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area or have questions about your loved one’s safety and well-being? Deb Nygaard can help. She is the Director of Development with Arthur’s Residential Care. She has 27 years of experience working with people with memory impairment, and her passion is helping…

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The Best Part of Christmas at Arthur’s

One thing about aging is that family gatherings become increasingly challenging. How do you celebrate Christmas with your loved one when he or she is in a wheelchair and lives in an assisted living home in Roseville, Minnesota? Well, if they live at Arthur’s Residential Care you can count on the Arthur’s staff to make…

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Be the Perfect Host for Loved Ones with Dementia

We all look forward to getting together over the Christmas holidays and sharing family traditions with loved ones. You can be sure that Grandma and Grandpa–or Nana and Papa, or whatever you call them in your family–want to be part of the fun, too! Including them can require a little extra planning and TLC, especially…

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Kids and the elderly making memories together.

Kids and the Elderly Making Memories Together

When it comes to pleasing older folks, kids have it made–all they have to do is show up. They can fidget, sing off key, look bored, hide behind a parent’s leg…it’s all good. The question is, how can you help the kids and the elderly have fun together at your next family get-together? And what…

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Is Mom or Dad Safe at Home?

The holidays are a time to enjoy family traditions. They can also offer opportunities to notice subtle or not-so-subtle changes in aging family members. In the midst of traditional meals and activities, evidence of decline in physical ability or memory might become apparent. Maybe the parents who used to be able to direct and participate…

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Potential Breakthrough in care for Alzheimer’s using Ultrasound

A team of Alzheimer’s researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute in Australia has developed a non-invasive ultrasound technology that could restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients.  This non-pharmacological procedure offers exciting new potential for the care for Alzheimer’s. We know that Alzheimer’s disease is associated with the buildup of two types of lesions that interfere with brain function: amyloid…

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Elderly Care Services Technology

Putting Technology to Work in Elderly Care Services

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, and it is having a huge positive impact on elderly care services.  Most of you have heard about sensors that can be installed in the home to monitor daily activity. You can remotely track everything from how often the refrigerator is opened to how long someone spends in…

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Arthur’s Daybook: Going for a Ride.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – Arthur’s Residential Care We all enjoy a change of scenery–even a simple thing like going for a ride in a car. It’s a way for everyone to “change the subject” and get out to enjoy the weather and see something new. This is true in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, too.…

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Which Memory Care in Minnesota is staffed by the #1 Employer in Minnesota?

When you are shopping for a product, what better way get the inside scoop than to check customer reviews, right?  So if you were looking for memory care in Minnesota, wouldn’t you appreciate some customer feedback about their staff? Here’s a look at some of the typical feedback about Arthur’s staff from the families of…

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Parenting Advice from Someone Who Has Been There

As I mentioned in a recent blog, some of my favorite memories at Arthur’s are from time spent around the dining room table talking, reminiscing, watching wildlife out the windows, and even asking for parenting advice for my own kids!  These mealtime conversations happened twice a day some days during the four years that my family lived in…

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