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All posts by: Tysons Woods Assisted Living

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. […]

4 Reasons Elders May Need Consistent Assistance

Elders require consistent assistance for a number of reasons. If you are having a hard time determining whether your elderly loved one needs full-time care, you can use some common indicators to decide when they should transition to a senior assisted living home.  At Tysons Woods, we offer an independent living environment paired with 24/7 […]

The Differences Between Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

Many differences exist between nursing homes and assisted living facilities, such as the levels of medical assistance, freedom of movement around the premises, their overall cost, and much more. By understanding these differences, you are better informed and can choose the option that suits your elderly loved one’s needs. In many cases, families find that […]

On Pre-Assessing Seniors for Assisted Living

The transition into an assisted living situation can be difficult for both seniors and their loved ones. Oftentimes, it’s a move into the unknown, which forces families to wonder how their lives will change. However, the knowledge that an assisted living facility provides all-inclusive senior care can assuage some concerns. To optimize that care, many […]