News from and about Sedgebrook

Check this page often for the latest news, articles and stories about Sedgebrook — including insight on how to age successfully.


Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living Memory Care

Everyone’s needs are different, and it becomes more apparent with age just how important it is to have a plan in place for the future. For older adults and their family members, senior living communities can be a helpful solution to finding both an active lifestyle and care services, all in one place.  If you’re …

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When Is Long-Term Care Necessary?

According to her biographer, Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen said of aging, “I think the main thing, don’t you, is to keep the show on the road.” Sometimes, the best way to keep the show on the road is with some help. If the natural aging process, declining memory, or even short-term setbacks like illness are …

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Memory Care Checklist: How to Choose a Memory Care Facility

A memory care community offers seniors with memory loss a safe place to live, enriching activities and social interaction, and the round-the-clock dementia care they need. For family members, it can mean relief from caregiving responsibilities that have exceeded what they’re able to provide. When a loved one with memory loss is safe and well …

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7 Signs That It’s Time for Memory Care

Living at home in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia may be the best option for a loved one. Someone with minimal memory loss is likely to be more comfortable in familiar surroundings and probably doesn’t require a high level of care and attention. But planning a move to a memory …

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Music Therapy for Dementia

More than six million Americans 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the most common form of dementia (about 80% of cases) and the fifth-leading cause of death among older Americans. There’s no medical cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are drugs that can temporarily improve memory and thinking skills in some people. Early symptoms can …

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5 Early Signs of Parkinson’s You Need to Know

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that impacts the body’s mobility. Since symptoms can come on gradually, it can sometimes be challenging to notice the early signs of Parkinson’s. Family members are usually the first to notice something is off and should take symptoms seriously as soon as they arise. 5 Early Signs …

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What is a CCRC? What is a Life Plan Community?

A CCRC or continuing care retirement community is a senior living community that offers independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care, all on the same campus — sometimes in the same building. Some CCRCs, like Sedgebrook, also offer memory care. So what’s the benefit of having access to a full continuum of health services …

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New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease

Break-through medical research looks promising in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. New treatments, including that known as C31, is “exciting stuff” said Dr. Elliott Kroger, the medical director at Sedgebrook. During Dr. Kroger’s May 25th presentation to more than 100 residents and guests, he explained that it’s a new type of …

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Memory And The Power Of Music

Music has long bolstered the spirits of humanity, and touches every culture, dating back thousands of years, signifying the affinity humans have with melody and harmony. We all have anecdotal stories of how music impacts our lives, especially memory. Think of when a song plays in a car radio and it can instantly transport you …

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