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How to Choose an Assisted Living Community for Your Parents

Although assisted living communities should provide a home for their senior residents, some patients experience harm at the hands of caregivers, a tragedy observed on World Elder Abuse Day. Families concerned by such incidents can help avoid them by seeking and visiting a high-quality senior care home, where they can ask about the staff, accommodations, […]

Palliative vs. Hospice Care

When a senior is stricken with a terminal illness, their loved ones face a difficult challenge: determining the proper care to relieve their elder’s burdens. Palliative and hospice care each serve unique purposes, and deciding between them depends on the end goal of your loved one’s treatment. Whichever you choose, seek a reliable elder care […]

4 Ways to Keep Your Elders Active

No matter how old an individual may be, one form of exercise cannot provide all the benefits that multiple forms combined can. The same goes for seniors: they should incorporate several kinds of activities into their lifestyle, especially if they live in an assisted living community. Specifically, they should experiment with exercises that cater to […]

How Aging Adults Can Connect with Loved Ones

In light of Join Hands Day—which is dedicated to bringing people together no matter their age—we reflect on the means through which elders can connect with loved ones. Indeed, those living in an assisted living community will want to maintain connections with family and friends as much as possible. If your senior lives in such […]

Aging-Related Memory Loss vs. Alzheimer’s Disease

A certain amount of memory loss normally occurs as people age. Nevertheless, seniors and their loved ones should monitor the progression of their memory loss over the years. Doing so—as well as studying the differences between forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s—allows families to recognize when they should seek medical services for a loved one. […]

The Emotional Effects of Dealing with Terminal Illness

Given their consequences, terminal illnesses usually create emotional repercussions. So, their proper care involves identifying a patient’s emotional responses and determining how to help them process these emotions. Both palliative care and hospice care respond to such concerns, so seek a local provider who can assist you and your loved one through your difficult times.  […]

5 Ways to Help Your Elder Improve Their Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, a time to recognize the importance of heart health, acknowledge the risk of heart disease, and encourage healthy habits! These concerns apply to seniors in particular. If you have one at risk of heart disease, urge them to eat a healthy diet, engage in physical activity, and practice heart health […]

How To Tell If You Have A Senior Moment

Senior moments—a nonmedical term for mental lapses—occur as our brains endure normal, age-related memory decline over time. Such moments include distorting words (literal paraphasia) as well as forgetting names, phone numbers, and reasons that you walked into a room (“What was I going to get?”). Changes in neurotransmitters and brain size can cause these incidents, […]

Top 7 Reasons to Live at Tysons Woods

Tysons Woods Assisted Living provides high-quality, personalized senior care: compassionate services in a safe, communal environment. Our founder and team have spent decades helping seniors from Vienna, VA, to feel comfortable in our senior living community. Now, your aging loved one can join our community and become part of the Tysons Woods family.  Our assisted […]

Signs That Your Loved One May Need Memory Care

Memory loss is a challenging and frustrating condition for seniors and their families. Nevertheless, memory care can provide tremendous support for these same parties. Learning the symptoms of significant memory loss—strange injuries, difficulty recalling daily activities, and failure of a mental status exam—can help you and your loved one decide when to pursue full-time care. […]