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Lunch and Learn Event at The Villas

Feb 03 2015

Do you have concerns about a loved one experiencing memory loss? We want to help answer your questions. Please join us next week for our Lunch & Learn event, on February 11th at our The Villas at Houghton location, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Villa GG’s backyard. We will have guest speaker, Tom Staab, discussing The 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s. Lunch will be provided, so please call Lindsay Czernics at 520-250-7521 to reserve your spot or learn more.

Behavioral Changes with Alzheimer’s

Jan 27 2015

We often relate memory loss to a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, but there are many other physical and behavioral changes affecting that person.  Unfortunately, behavior can change and become more aggressive.  If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, take a moment to visit this link to Alzheimer’s Care Daily to better understand 10 Things that Cause Aggression.  Also, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website to learn about the ways that the caregiver is personally affected from this responsibility.  There is no doubt that stress can rise from this responsibility, so know what the symptoms of stress are, and discover the best ways to manage them.  Ask for help from friends or family if you need it, and reach out to a professional if you could use some outside help.

Soda Affects and Alternatives

Jan 23 2015

No doubt about it, many Americans love their soda.  You already know that the high sugar calories in it are not the best for you, but you also need to know that there is a lot more going on in the body when you opt for these drinks.  Visit MSN’s Health & Fitness section to read How Soda Affects Each Body Part As You Drink.  This story includes an infographic, helping you understand that cola can affect tooth enamel, asthma and more.  There are many other drink options that you can include in your day.  Everyday Health features 10 Tasty Soda Alternatives, so that you can satisfy your thirst through different selections.

Caring for the Caregiver

Jan 19 2015

It is no easy task to be a caregiver for someone suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Stress can often result from the work, time, and sacrifice involved in caregiving.  The Alzheimer’s Association website can be a very useful tool for those tending to a loved one suffering from memory loss.  There, you can learn about Being a Healthy Caregiver, which includes tips about eating well and physical health.  Often, so much focus is on the loved one, that the caregiver forgets to prioritize their own well-being.  To learn more ways to stay fit, also read Three Fun Exercises for the Alzheimer’s Care Provider (and These Can Benefit the Patient, Too!) on the Alzheimer’s Daily Care website.  If you have questions about caregiving, contact our professional and experienced staff here at The Villas.

Let’s Get Happy

Jan 14 2015

Chances are, if you are in a bad mood, it is not by choice.  The question then becomes, is there something you can do to improve your mood and get your day back on track?  According to, you can try 10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mood.  Lending a hand, looking through old photos and singing your favorite song can help turn your frown upside down. Next, click to read which are the 10 Foods Better Than Therapy, found on MSN Health and Fitness.  Many will be delighted to read how chocolate and ice cream can change your attitude for the better.  Healthier options, such as nuts and strawberries, do the job as well.

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