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Diseases without Cures

by Dan Bailey

    Does the term, “incurable diseases,” conjure up the frightening image of your doctor telling you or a loved one that you have only a few years or months to live? There are actually several different outcomes for those who are diagnosed with a disease without a cure. While it is true that many incurable diseases […]

    Impacts of Dementia on the Brain

    by Dan Bailey

      The impacts of dementia on the brain are complex and not fully understood, but as medical researchers and doctors learn more, the medical community has been able to develop more effective methods to support those who are suffering. Dementia is a degenerative brain condition that affects millions of seniors here in the U.S. and around […]

      Advance Care Directives and End of Life Resources

      by Dan Bailey

        When you are nearing the end of your life, you have a number of advance care directives and other end of life resources available to you. This can help to ensure that you are cared for in your later years in the manner you prefer, even if it reaches the point where you are unable […]

        San Diego Memory Care and the Seven Stages of Dementia

        by Dan Bailey

          Understanding the symptoms associated with the various stages of dementia will help you make the decision about the right time to seek San Diego memory care for your loved one. Early on, it is easy to miss the signs of dementia, especially when the person lives alone. People often refer to the “early stages of […]

          Nine Top Risk Factors for Dementia

          by Dan Bailey

            Dementia is a broad term that refers to overall cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease. There are many risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing the condition later in life. It is important to note that risk factors are not causes; just because you have one or more risk factors does not necessarily […]

            Respite Care San Diego | Everyone Needs a Break

            by Dan Bailey

              One of the most difficult things for a caregiver to do is to take time out for self-care. Making the decision to include Respite Care San Diego into your care plan could be one of the best things you can do for your loved one and yourself. Dealing with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s […]

              2017 Christmas Activities

              by Dan Bailey

                We celebrate the holidays every year at Lakeside Manor. Check out some of the fun activities we did this year to show residents a great time! Santa Hats, Holiday Sweaters and Christmas Cheer! Great Group Shot! Holiday Arts and Crafts Time! Painting and Holiday Fun! Wishing you a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year! -Lakeside […]

                Choosing a Dementia Residential Care Home

                by Dan Bailey

                  Choosing a dementia residential care home is not something a person usually does for themselves. The fact that they are often looking for a place for a loved one to live out the rest of their lives makes it even more challenging. Even when you know your loved one’s condition means they are no longer […]

                  Memory Care or Assisted Living? Making the Best Choice for Mom or Dad

                  by Dan Bailey

                    Senior care facilities come in many types, such as memory care and assisted living, and choosing the best community for your mother or father can be confusing. Rule of thumb is that the right place will help keep your parent safe, while also maximizing his or her independence. To make this decision, you need to […]

                    Managing Your Emotions After an Assisted Living Dementia Placement

                    by Dan Bailey

                      Managing your emotions after an assisted living placement is a complex process. When the choice is made to place a Dementia loved one in residential care, you’re likely to encounter an unsettling combination of feelings. It’s important to acknowledge and deal with these feelings because your adjustment to your loved one’s new lifestyle and surroundings […]

                      Alzheimer’s Dementia Care | 5 important Safety Precautions

                      by Dan Bailey

                        Alzheimer’s is a complex disease that demands, among other things, dramatic changes in a patient’s surroundings. Alzheimer’s dementia care involves important safety precautions that should be addressed right away. Before we can give attention to treatments and therapies, we initially want to be sure that our loved ones are safe. It can be difficult to […]

                        Alzheimer’s Care San Diego | How Best to Speak to a Loved One

                        by Dan Bailey

                          Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging, even on the good days. The Lakeside Manor, Alzheimer’s Care San Diego program has taught us that communication issues are often at the core of family member challenges. Luckily, there are things you can do to help conversations flow more smoothly and ensure that your […]

                          Dementia Care San Diego │ Understanding Dementia Behavior

                          by Dan Bailey

                            Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very challenging. While keeping them at home may seem like the right thing to do, there are many benefits to considering a professional Dementia Care San Diego facility. If caring for your loved one is your first experience in dealing with dementia, the changes they undergo may be […]

                            Looking for San Diego Advanced Alzheimer’s Assisted Living?

                            by Dan Bailey

                              Researching San Diego advanced Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities is an important step in your loved one’s care. It can be time consuming, frustrating and headache-inducing, but when achieved, it can provide your loved one, and you, with some peace of mind. Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia, and as the baby boomer generation advances […]

                              Assisted Living for Memory Care. Why is it the best option?

                              by Dan Bailey

                                For many Alzheimer’s dementia patients, an Assisted Living for Memory Care facility is the best option. These facilities are specifically structured to cater to their daily needs and support them in ways that can be difficult at home. Ongoing social engagement, a range of cognitive and physical therapies and an environment designed to encourage independent […]