Archive for 2021

Age-Related Memory Loss or Dementia?

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October 18th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

As we grow older, changes in memory functioning may become of increased concern. When we experience memory lapses such as misplacing our keys, forgetting a name or important date, or missing a monthly bill payment, we may become concerned that such instances could be the onset of significant memory decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.

It is important to be mindful of the reality that minor lapses in memory can be a normal part of the aging process. Just as our bodies may start to slow down as we age, our brains follow suit. It is, however…

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“Friends Talk”- Spiritual Health

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October 14th, 2021 Health & Wellness 2 Comments

Thank you for reading along as we continue our exploration on Quakerism.  In this post, I focus on Quaker values and what they mean to me. Friends (with a capital “F”) who are reading this would already be tuned into Quaker values and tradition.  For others, I hope you find this snapshot of Quaker values and what it means to me to be interesting.
An Assessment for Holistic Health & Wellness
As an introduction, Friends Life Care embraces a philosophy for wellbeing which they call VigR® Vitality Independence Growth Resilience ™.  And in helping members to…

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Living with memory loss is challenging.

Caring for a loved one with any form of the loss – such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and cognitive impairment – can be an equal challenge.

But you aren’t alone. More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for family members and friends with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

More importantly, the toll it can take on you is real. “Family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias are at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and poorer quality of lif…

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Aging in place feels better when your interior design fits your lifestyle.

Most older adults want to be surrounded in comfort, safety and beauty. Fortunately, that’s exactly what interior design calls for these days.

Even better, you can incorporate new trends into your current décor – so you don’t have to face a full-on renovation, which can be more stressful. Or, if you’re handy and enjoy do-it-yourself projects, you can even update or rejuvenate items you have and transform spaces.
First step: Declutter
“Clutter can affect your brain’s ability to concentrate a…

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New Blog Series — “Friends Talk”

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September 15th, 2021 Publication 2 Comments

Friends Life Care is a Quaker-values based, nonprofit organization. We help to take care of members who choose to age at home. In my position as a plan counselor, I am often asked how Quaker values are incorporated into the work we do.

This begins a blog series on Quakerism.  In it, we will explore Quaker values and how they pertain to our organization, the members we serve and the work we do in our community.

Some of you who are reading this post may be Friends and already know much more than me about the history, values and expression of Quakerism.  For others, my…

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