Author Archives: Symphony Senior Living

Why is There a Stigma Surrounding Dementia and How We Can Fight It

Unfortunately, there still tends to be a large stigma for many people around the condition of Dementia. A stigma includes any negative behavior or attitude toward the subject of Dementia and those living with it, purely on the basis that they are afflicted with the disease.  Of course, there is absolutely no real reason or…

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Coping with an Alzheimer’s or Dementia Diagnosis of a Loved One

Hearing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be one of the hardest things for an individual and their family to hear. This is already on top of worrying about the Alzheimer’s symptoms, early signs, changes, and difficulties that they have all noticed and experienced.  While a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia can feel like…

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4 Signs You Should Consider Getting a Pet as a Senior Citizen

The physical and mental health benefits of caring for a pet have been long established for people of virtually any age. Although, new search seems to indicate that senior citizens, in particular, may greatly benefit from a furry friend.  The National Poll on Health Aging surveyed 2,051 adults between the ages of 50 to 80,…

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How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Retirement Care?

Preparing for retirement care of senior loved ones requires much saving and handling of affairs, but being unaware of the costs increases the difficulty. Unfortunately, the exact costs of retirement care can vary, but a general idea can make it much easier to make needed arrangements.  Costs can also vary depending on the type and…

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