Alzheimer’s Disease and Genetics: Does it Run in the Family?

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

When a family member receives an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, it has an emotional impact on the whole family. It can bring forth a lot of difficult emotions, decisions, and questions. As your parent or loved one starts facing the challenges that come with memory loss, you might start asking yourself important questions regarding their diagnosis.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Alzheimer's & Dementia

Franklin Park's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 21 minute read

As news and concerns increase surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Franklin Park Senior Living is striving to keep our residents, employees, family members, and guests up-to-date.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Physical and Mental Benefits of Golf

Posted by Franklin Park on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

“The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland,” and its first major, The Open Championship, or British Open, is considered “the world’s oldest tournament in existence (Wikipedia).”

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

Helping Seniors Share Their Life Story

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Helping your loved one share their life story is a meaningful task. It is a task that can help bring you and your loved one closer together while allowing him or her to reap the mental benefits that come along with reminiscing and storytelling.

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Topics: Senior Living, Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

The Benefits of Independent Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

The goal of retirement is to step away from actively working while maintaining your lifestyle. To be able to use your time to enjoy hobbies, visit with friends and family, or simply to relax. However, if you are a homeowner, you may find that you are spending more of your time mowing the lawn, fixing the sink, or trying to uphold the value of your house.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Health & Wellness, Independent Living

3 Common Types of Dementia

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Dementia itself is not a disease; it is an overall term that describes significant changes in the brain characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, it is not the only form.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Alzheimer's & Dementia

"Old People Smell"... What is It?

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

When you walk through the doors of even the cleanest and best-maintained senior living community or nursing home, you may detect a slightly musty or grassy odor. Depending on whom you're talking to, this might be deemed "old people smell” and associated with uncleanliness. But, is there really a common odor to senior living communities, and if so, what causes it?

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

4 Tips to Improve Senior Mental Wellness

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Mental wellness is a staple of our health, and the older we get, the more important it becomes. Of course, evaluating your mental health isn’t necessarily easy to do as it doesn’t have as many noticeable signs as your physical well being.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

Recognizing Signs of Depression in a Loved One this Holiday Season

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Despite what some may think, depression is not a normal part of aging. However, it is estimated that 6 million older adults have late-life depression. Of these 6 million, less than 10% are receiving treatment as the symptoms of depression can often be overlooked or confused with the side effects of certain medications.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

How to Manage Arthritis: 5 Tips to Alleviate Symptoms

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are over 100 different types of arthritis that can create inflammation in one or more joints causing pain and stiffness. If you or the senior in your life are looking for techniques to manage arthritis, there are various ways to alleviate the symptoms and manage the condition.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving, Health & Wellness

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