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Memory care, Dementia Care Looking for Memory Care in Greenville? Here's What to Look For

According to recent estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 16 percent of Greenville County’s approximately 514,000 residents are 65 or older. Given the Alzheimer’s Association’s statistic that one in three older adults will be diagnosed with some form of dementia, many Greenville County residents will likely need memory care at some point. If you’re one of these residents and starting to look for memory care in Greenville, here are some things to look for.

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Assisted living, Assisted Living FAQs 5 FAQs About Assisted Living in Greenville, SC

Greenville County is, by population, the largest county in South Carolina, with an estimated 523,542 residents as of July 2019. More than 16 percent of that population comprises adults aged 65 or older. Some members of this demographic are proud lifelong Greenville residents; others chose to retire to Greenville because of its temperate climate and wide variety of attractions and activities.

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Senior Activities How to Plan a Senior-Friendly Trip to the Greenville Zoo

Summer 2020 looks different than we might have expected it to at the beginning of the year. We all have to be extra cautious because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and many standard favorite activities are off limits or significantly restricted.

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Gardens at Eastside, Community News Encouraging words of wisdom from Frankie Childers, 96

Frankie Childers, age 96, lost her vision as the result of macular degeneration, so she isn’t able to read her Bible anymore. But that’s OK because “she remembers it in her heart,” says Frankie’s daughter, Fran Mauney.

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Lifestyle Tips, Senior Safety Keep It Cool: Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Seniors

If you’re a longtime Greenville resident, or even if you’ve only lived in the area for a few years, you’re probably already bracing for summer weather. According to Weather Atlas, in July, Greenville sees average highs of about 90 degrees. July is also the rainiest month of the year in Greenville, adding humidity to the heat.

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Dementia Care How Dementia Care at The Gardens Is Different

Currently, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. When a senior loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it is important to take time to process your feelings and understand what to expect. After the initial adjustment, however, you’ll likely want to start looking for support for your loved one.

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Assisted living, Floor Plan Options Discover Our Favorite Assisted Living Floor Plans

At our Arbor communities, we frequently talk with seniors and their families about their questions and concerns regarding a move to assisted living. Understandably, before making this big change, people want to know about what it might cost, what kinds of therapies are available, and what seniors can do to keep their minds and bodies active in assisted living communities. We are always happy to have these conversations, and our years of experience and genuine love for what we do help us provide answers that put our future residents’ and their loved ones’ minds at ease.

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Assisted living, Memory care, Bridges Is There an Option Between Assisted Living and Memory Care?

An estimated 5.6 million Americans ages 65 and older are living with dementia. Though this prevalent disease is associated with decreased independence and a fear of the unknown, a dementia diagnosis does not have to mean the end of a fulfilling life. The right senior living solution can ensure your loved one’s safety while enabling them to continue living a life of purpose and joy. 

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Assisted living, Memory care, valentines day Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Seniors

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it doesn’t always feel that way (especially not during a leap year). The winter solstice is behind us and the days are getting longer, but there’s still quite a bit of winter left. Whether you’re a lifelong lover of it or put off by the commercialism of it all, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to shake off the midwinter blues and share some warmth with those you love. If you’re having trouble coming up with the perfect gift idea for a beloved older adult, this post is for you!

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Assisted living, Dementia, Dementia Care How Seniors Can Stay Engaged in Greenville, SC

Most seniors want to stay healthy and happy after they retire. However, many older adults don’t realize that feeling their best requires more than just going to the doctor or taking vitamins. Although it’s certainly important not to miss those annual checkups or skip medications, staying healthy also means having a connected social life with peers and family members.

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