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What happens when your parents say it's time to move?

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 10, 2018 5:19:57 PM

Read about one adult daughter's reaction as her parents decide to move to a senior living community.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Residents + Staffs, Eskaton Village Carmichael

What is dementia and how can you live well once diagnosed?

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 7, 2018 6:50:36 PM

Most people have heard the term dementia but don’t have a personal experience with it. Often the term is interchanged with Alzheimer’s disease. However, Alzheimer's disease is just one type of dementia that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. There are many types of dementia ranging from Parkinson’s disease to vascular dementia to Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The term dementia is used to describe a wide range of symptoms associated with cognitive change including memory loss, impaired judgment, difficulty speaking and mood changes such as depression. Dementia may cause a person's ability to perform day-to-day activities to become challenging over time. But there is hope that the challenges can be lessened by creating the right supportive and adaptive environment.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Ask the Expert

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2018 5:23:21 PM

Help us fight Alzheimer's disease at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Raley Field in West Sacramento, California.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, In the News

Music Awakens Happiness And Memories

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 13, 2016 9:36:20 AM

Vera, living with dementia, replies, “The melody. I love to sing and listen. I used to sing in Europe while I worked. It’s a good feeling. Makes life happier and reminisce precious moments.”

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Philanthropy

Living With My Spouse Through Dementia Care

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 17, 2016 6:35:06 AM

Dementia is a difficult burden for some couples, but there are ways to overcome it. By being prepared for the challenges that dementia can present, you can minimize frustrations and anxiety and instead emphasize the love that the two of you have always shared.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Independent Living

Why a Love of the Arts Will Help Your Brain Age Better

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 4, 2016 8:32:26 AM
Art classes taught at Eskaton Village Grass Valley by Fran Ferrell.
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Topics: Living with Dementia, In the News

Learning How to Live with Dementia

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 1, 2016 1:58:01 AM

Eskaton supports a wide range of research and innovative strategies determined to make Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia a thing of the past. But today, over 5 million people in the US are suffering from this disease. There are 45 million family members providing care to those with dementia and other age related illnesses. Eskaton is committed to older adults and their family members to offer flexible options for the level of care needed. Below are resources, support groups and services available in Northern California and beyond.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Living with Dementia

What is Respite? A Break for the Caregiver

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 28, 2015 2:07:17 AM

From AARP

Taking care of an older or ill family member can be enormously rewarding — but it can be physically and emotionally draining as well. That’s why it’s important for caregivers to seek occasional respite from their responsibilities. Whether it’s for a few hours a week to run errands or a few weeks a year to take a much-needed vacation, respite care offers you the chance reduce stress, restore energy and keep your life in balance.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Living with Dementia, Signs it is Time for Help

Music Breathes New Life

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 14, 2015 1:30:56 AM

Robadeh will celebrate her 101st birthday in January. Just two years ago, it looked like she wouldn’t make it. She wasn’t eating. She was hospitalized twice with pneumonia. Alzheimer’s disease made Robadeh at times profoundly sad, anxious or fearful. That’s when Aileen, a therapeutic musician, began visiting her at Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks. One day, Aileen improvised some music on a Middle Eastern scale on her harp, hoping that the power of familiar music would ease her suffering. It was a breakthrough. An educator and lawyer once fluent in English and other languages, Robadeh could now remember only the Persian of her youth. But the familiar music touched her.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Philanthropy, Residents + Staffs

Roy receives loving care from Adult Day Health team

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 17, 2015 5:05:06 AM

#EskatonFoundation is helping vulnerable seniors like Roy who cannot afford all the care they need through its Adult Day Health Scholarship Program. You too can help by joining our #GivingTuesday.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Philanthropy, Testimonials