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 Dementia 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 […]

AMATE ART PLACEMATS

by Lani Calvert

November is Native American Heritage month and in the art class we made “Amate” paintings. Amate is paper that is handmade by the Otomi Indians of Mexico out of natural tree bark. However, in lieu of the real thing, we made ours out of up-cycled brown paper bags. We then used patterns similar to those […]

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 […]

Dementia Gardens | How Gardens Help People With Alzheimer’s & Dementia

by Dan Bailey

Dementia gardens can have a big impact on health and the quality of life for an individual with Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. Most of us have brought flowers to a hospital room at some point. We’ve done it for obvious reasons. Flowers are pretty, they’re colorful and they add a little warmth to an otherwise sterile […]