News from Meadow Ridge

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Is it Aging or is it Dementia?

Many of us get a little forgetful as we get older. We forget where we put our keys. We go into a room and momentarily forget why we went there. Or much to our embarrassment, we have trouble remembering people’s names. As frustrating as these short-term memory lapses are, they’re no reason to worry yourself …

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Why You Should Retire to Connecticut

City dwellers like to escape to Connecticut for its scenic countryside, serene shoreline, small-town charm and local cuisine. But if you’re considering places to retire, you might want to linger for a longer look at the Nutmeg State. Connecticut may not be the cheapest place to live in the U.S., but the quality of life …

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Stir-Crazy by Meadow Ridge Resident Jim Bacon

Now, six months into our response to the pandemic, one hears the term stir-crazy with increasing frequency. Even those residents who are known for good humor and a positive outlook are starting to feel the pressure of restricted family visits and lack of opportunity to enjoy such everyday diversions as museums and movie theatres. Bad …

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Assisted Living vs. Home Care: Which One is Right for You?

Home is where the heart is. For most of us, home is a comforting and familiar place filled with cherished memories. But as you age and the need for help with daily activities becomes more apparent, staying in your home becomes increasingly difficult. Deciding whether to hire the in-home help you need, recruit family and …

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20 Ways to Keep in Touch with Loved Ones While Practicing Social Distancing

During this crisis, staying connected is a vital part of staying healthy — physically, emotionally and mentally. Despite the challenges of social distancing, there are plenty of ways to connect with senior loved ones. With today’s intuitive technology, it’s easier than ever for anyone to have a long-distance personal connection. Here, we’ll examine the best …

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What Does the Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Journey Look Like?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Most strokes are caused by a blood clot. Others happen when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Whichever type of stroke someone suffers, it can lead to serious long-term disability. Rehabilitation can help you relearn the skills you may have lost after a stroke. …

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Signs You’re Ready for Independent Living

Perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of moving to a senior living community but aren’t sure when you should make the decision. Here are five signs you may be ready to move into independent living sooner than you think. You’re ready to let someone else do the cooking Healthful, gourmet meals are wonderful – especially …

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How Occupational Therapy Can Help You Regain Your Independence

Taking a shower. Getting dressed. Feeding ourselves. Going to the bathroom. Rehab therapists call them activities of daily living or ADLs. Normally, we don’t give them much thought. But if you or someone you love is struggling with activities of daily living, it can dramatically affect the quality of life, leading to a loss of …

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The No-Gym-Required Exercise Routine for Seniors

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. Especially as you grow older. After the ripe old age of 30, you lose 3%-8% of your muscle mass with each passing decade, and the decline worsens after age 60. Weak muscles can lead to falls and increasing frailty. And an inactive lifestyle increases your risk of …

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