When to Transition from Assisted Living to Memory Care

As loved ones age, families often face important decisions regarding their care and well-being, especially when dealing with conditions like Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. One of the most challenging choices can be deciding when to transition from assisted living to memory care. At Renaissance Villages, we understand the complexities involved in this decision-making process and … Continued

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From Brooklyn to Los Angeles: Meet Rae W.

Rae W. was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 26, 1936. She comes from a large Italian family that enjoys being together. Rae has one sister, Virginia, and one brother, Frank. They grew up in Long Island, New York, and on Sundays, they would all get together at her grandmother’s home in Harlem, New … Continued

The Power of Active Relaxation in Easing Stress for Seniors

Active relaxation is a powerful tool that can help seniors combat stress and improve their overall wellness. Unlike passive relaxation techniques such as reading or napping, active relaxation requires movement or activity. This can include practices such as yoga, gardening, or simply taking a leisurely walk. By incorporating these techniques into your daily routine, you … Continued

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What to Do When an Aging Parent Won’t Accept Help

As our loved ones age, it’s natural for roles to shift. Parents who once cared for us may find themselves needing support as they grow older. However, this transition isn’t always smooth, particularly when aging parents refuse help. For many families, this situation can be challenging, fraught with emotions, and filled with uncertainty. If you’re … Continued

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Leading Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S.  Many Americans have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.  Our lifestyle choices can have a direct impact on some of these risk factors.  It’s never too late to start taking steps toward better heart health and quality of life. According to the … Continued

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Dementia’s Impact on Sleep: Understanding the Connection

Dementia is a complex and debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s a progressive disease that causes a decline in cognitive function, memory loss, and behavioral changes. One of the most common symptoms of dementia is sleep disturbances, which can have a significant impact on the quality of life for both patients and … Continued

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Making Life Safer for Seniors with Impaired Vision

Vision impairment is common among older adults.  Major causes of failing vision are cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and complications from diabetes.  Low vision often makes it difficult for seniors to perform everyday tasks such as reading, cooking, and driving.  People with low vision are at increased risk for falls, a leading cause of injuries … Continued

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Benefits of a Low Sodium Diet for Seniors

Many adults consume too much sodium in their diets.  Whether one uses table salt or sea salt, they both have the same nutritional value and contain comparable amounts of sodium.  Salt is typically used in cooking to flavor foods and as a preservative.  The American Heart Association recommends that sodium intake for all adults be … Continued

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Meet Margaret B. | Crafter Extraordinaire

Margaret B. was born in Long Beach, California in 1935. She is proud of making it to 88 and is heading toward 100. When she was young, her parents divorced, so she did not know too much about her biological father. She and her younger brother, James, were close growing up and played outside with … Continued

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