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Why Wellness Matters: The Importance of Wellness Programs in Senior Living

By Health & Wellness

Great news: We’re living longer. In fact, for the first time in history, residents of high-, middle-, and low-income countries are likely to live to 60 years of age and beyond. Longevity is one of the greatest achievements of our time.

But this success story is hollow if the quality of those extra years is compromised because of poor health or a loss of autonomy. Research consistently shows that making the most of these years depends largely on our lifestyle choices. And it’s much more than simply physical health.

To learn about the importance of wellness programs, CLICK HERE.

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What is Problem Adaptation Therapy?

By Health & Wellness

Problem Adaptation Therapy: A Breakthrough for Dementia Care Patients with Depression and Anxiety.

When someone suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their days can be filled with anxiety, sadness and depression, which can lead to suffering and family disruption. Research shows that about a third of people with dementia also have depression, and that anxiety symptoms afflict roughly a quarter to half of the patients with dementia.

Moreover, many people with dementia who suffer from depression and anxiety are prescribed antidepressant medications as a first-line defense. Although data on psychiatric drug use is mixed, current research indicates that antidepressants don’t work well in seniors with dementia. Many also come with serious side effects such as disorientation and confusion, which can lead to falls and fractures.

Fortunately, there are effective new therapies for seniors with depression and anxiety to help them cope and find solace. One such treatment is Problem Adaptation Therapy. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

The Importance of Intergenerational Activities in Seniors

By Health & Wellness

There was a time when the young and the old naturally co-existed. It wasn’t unusual for multiple generations to live together in the same household or neighborhood, or just a short drive away. They cared for one another and shared in responsibilities, activities and the joys and sorrows of everyday life.

Today, many families are fragmented, often living hours or thousands of miles apart. Though family relationships last a lifetime, separation can cause them to suffer through a loss of comfort, tradition, learning, history, purpose and belonging. And for older adults, especially those still living at home, the loss of intergenerational activities for seniors can lead to isolation and loneliness, and that can lead to even serious health risks.

To learn about the benefits of intergenerational activities, CLICK HERE.

What is Problem Adaptation Therapy?

By Health & Wellness

Problem Adaptation Therapy: A Breakthrough for Dementia Care Patients with Depression and Anxiety.

When someone suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their days can be filled with anxiety, sadness and depression, which can lead to suffering and family disruption. Research shows that about a third of people with dementia also have depression, and that anxiety symptoms afflict roughly a quarter to half of the patients with dementia.

Moreover, many people with dementia who suffer from depression and anxiety are prescribed antidepressant medications as a first-line defense. Although data on psychiatric drug use is mixed, current research indicates that antidepressants don’t work well in seniors with dementia. Many also come with serious side effects such as disorientation and confusion, which can lead to falls and fractures.

Fortunately, there are effective new therapies for seniors with depression and anxiety to help them cope and find solace. One such treatment is Problem Adaptation Therapy. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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Why Environmental Wellness Matters When Choosing a Retirement Community

By Health & Wellness

As you or your loved one research senior living communities, you’ll quickly discover that most stress their approach to wellness for living a healthier, longer life. You’ll hear a lot about opportunities for physical activities, proper nutrition, lifelong learning, programs and classes.

But did you know that environmental wellness for seniors is just as important? The environment in which you live and how it’s cared for contributes greatly to enriching your mind, body and soul.

To learn more about environmental wellness and what to look for in a senior living community, CLICK HERE.

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Avoiding Isolation in Older Adults

By Health & Wellness

Deeply rooted in all human beings is a need for community. But did you know that lack of connection and social interaction is a health concern? According to research by AARP’s Connect2Affect initiative, 26% of adults over age 65 are at an increased risk of early death due to feelings of loneliness. One of the best steps to take to maintain seniors’ health is to foster existing social connections and develop new ones. But it’s not always simple.

To learn more about factors that contribute to social isolation among seniors and solutions to combat it, CLICK HERE.

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Active Aging and the Benefits it Provides

By Health & Wellness

National Active Aging Week was recently recognized, and we’re celebrating aging and the benefits of active aging. We’re so inspired by all the vibrant people we’re surrounded by and believe those individuals are living proof that with each chapter, you can continue to grow and better yourself. Whether pursuing a new hobby or adjusting your habits, there are many ways to lead an active lifestyle and receive the benefits of being active.

To learn more about the meaning of active aging, CLICK HERE.

 

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island Redefines What It Means to “Age In Place”

By Health & Wellness

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is a new waterfront community that offers a luxurious and stylish lifestyle to the residents of its Independent and Assisted Living programs. Typically, when a senior living community boasts that it allows its residents to age in place, the “place” may not be what you’re expecting. The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island boasts an individualized approach to creating an elegant and contemporary lifestyle. In most communities, residents who need greater levels of care are required to move from their independent living apartments into other, often smaller, more “facility-like” assisted living residences that may be in a separate wing of the community or sometimes in a completely different building on campus. Read More

The Peaceful and Powerful Impact of Aging By The Bay

By Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Senior Living

Do you have a Blue Mind?

According to marine biologist and author Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., we all do. Nichols describes the “Blue Mind” as the incredible sense of peace each one of us experiences when we’re near water, and in his recent book of the same name he explores the substantial scientific evidence that proves the many health and happiness benefits of living in a place like, well, the Bayshore on Hilton Head Island.

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Beautiful Design and Comprehensive Services Make Assisted Living at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island a Destination to be Desired

By Health & Wellness

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is a place like no other on the island, or in the state of South Carolina, for that matter. Located in a gorgeous island setting on the Intracoastal Waterway, it is a high-end community that has set a new standard for senior living and aging in place. Consider it your luxury destination for a coastal senior lifestyle. Read More