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Spotting Senior Isolation & the Effects of Loneliness

One of the more difficult aspects of growing older is dealing with the loss of family members and dear friends. The social activities we cherish, like holiday dinners, reunions, or simply meeting for a cup of coffee, often fall away with the passing of loved ones and time. Aging creates a personal loss as well, …

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Providing A Good Life to Those Who Served

As Veterans Day 2020 approaches this November 11th, we salute the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom and kept us safe from harm through multiple wars. On this solemn holiday, we remember those who lost their lives on faraway battlefields and cherish those still with us.The Buckingham is honored that many …

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Active Aging at The Buckingham

Every year in early October, Active Aging Week celebrates the benefits of active living, regardless of age. It’s a spirit The Buckingham senior living community wholeheartedly embraces. “We aren’t just active, but proactive through health and lifestyle education and preventive measures like flu shots,” said Shannon Schmidt, the community’s director of life enrichment. “As in …

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4 Fall Decorating Tips for Senior Living Apartments

There’s nothing like autumn in Texas. Cool weather, crisp mornings, and the promise of holiday happiness right around the corner. And, of course, fall decorations. While senior living apartments may not have quite as many spaces to fill with fall decorations, you can still share the season with these fun fall decorating tips. Pumpkins and …

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Holiday Tips for Dementia Caregivers

When the holiday season approaches, caregivers of loved ones with dementia have added challenges that can turn a special time of the year into a stressful time. From traveling family members to boisterous celebrations, a number of unique holiday situations can create additional concerns when caring for someone with dementia. These tips for dementia caregivers …

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6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout and How to Avoid It

A great deal of time, energy, patience, and selflessness is required to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The mental, physical and emotional strain caregivers endure is nothing short of heroic. And while caring for a parent or loved one with dementia is in our nature and what we often …

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Top Podcasts To Start Now

In today’s world of modern technology, with smartphones, laptop computers and wireless internet at your fingertips, there are more opportunities to learn, be entertained and stay up to date on current events than ever before. A great way to take advantage of this is to listen to podcasts. There are so many top-rated podcasts to listen …

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Top Charities in Houston & How to Support Them

For its support of Louisiana storm victims after Hurricane Katrina, Houston was nicknamed “Big Heart.” But to area residents, Houston has always been big on volunteering to support and give back to others.  Not only is it a great way to share your time and talents, it’s also clear there are health benefits of volunteering …

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The Benefits of Music for Memory Care

The connection between music and memory has been researched by scientists for many years, and studies show that music has wonderfully positive effects on mood, movement and brain function for seniors. How many times have you found yourself listening to a favorite song from your youth and it brings back memories of happy times with …

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Quick, Easy Fall Snacks

If you don’t know by now, a nutritious diet is one of the most important factors in aging well. As we grow older, our specific nutritional needs change. While many work hard to get the proper nutrients in three square meals, unhealthy snacking is one of the most pervasive diet problems. Luckily, fall months produce …

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