October 2017 - Wesley Glen Retirement Community

Nutrition for Dementia and Alzheimer's

Dementia is the loss of memory, cognitive reasoning, awareness of environment, judgment, abstract thinking, or the ability to perform activities of daily living. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that involves slowly developing symptoms that get worse over time. Dementia resulting from vitamin deficiencies, or caused by underlying […]

Nutrition Guidelines for COPD

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive lung disease that makes breathing more difficult. Common symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, fatigue, chest discomfort, weight loss, and coughing. A common nutritional concern for COPD is weight loss. As the lungs lose their ability to function, the body must work harder to breathe, leading […]

Ten Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

When visiting an assisted living community be sure to ask these 10 questions: Is memory care available? If your memory declines, can the community continue to care for you? Many places have memory care in place, for people who move in needing that care, but also for those who live in the community and develop […]

How to Help Your Parent Get Involved at Their Retirement Community

If your parent or loved one is struggling to make friends at their retirement community, look no further. Sometimes it can be hard to get to know people at a new place. Luckily, we have some great tips for how to get your loved one involved. Most retirement communities have activities that range from physical […]