Entries by Linn Possell

Benefits Of Meditation For Seniors

Orchard at Athens is Athens newest luxury senior living facility with a focus towards holistic well-being of the residents that live there and visitors from the surrounding community that come to enjoy classes, activities and community service projects. One of the many things that Orchard at Athens will offer is a meditation classes. What Is Meditation? Meditation […]

Dementia & Effective Communication

Communicating with someone living with dementia can be difficult, but this does not have to be the case. When someone has dementia, many things are changing in their brain and one of them is the temporal lobe which is the primary place of language location. When the temporal lobe is affected by dementia, people will […]

Parkinson’s Disease: Overview & Risk Factors

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated seven to ten million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease. It’s a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system, and while it cannot be cured, medications may improve symptoms. There are special programs that can help improve the quality of life […]

Senior Benefits From Pet Therapy

Pets are one way to improve an individual’s quality of life. Orchard at Athens is a senior living community in Athens Georgia that invites residents to bring pets with them. Orchard also provides many opportunities for residents who love animals to regularly interact with them. We understand the many because we understand the many benefits […]

Signs Of Normal vs Abnormal Aging

Consider the following question, “How does someone know if what they are experiencing is normal aging or something else?” This article highlights some of the normal signs of aging and how to identify someone who is experiencing abnormalities as they change. Signs of Normal vs Abnormal Aging A brain that is aging without dementia, still […]

Exercise Programs In Senior Living Communities

When living a healthy lifestyle, there are many things to consider and exercise needs to be one of the top items on your list. If you are looking at senior living facilities in Athens Georgia, it will be very important to know whether the community provides the right environment and support for healthy living including […]

Stress For Dementia Caregivers

Everyone has stress in their life. But, as Dr McEwen says in the below video clip, not all stress is bad stress. Our brains need to be challenged on a daily basis to help it stay healthy. Some stress can be very damaging to our brain. Being the caregiver of someone living with dementia can […]

Best Foods For Seniors

Eating healthy is important to maintain when aging because aging affects nutritional one’s needs. Aging is linked to a variety of changes, including nutrient deficiencies, decreased quality of life and poor health outcomes. In this article we’ll talk about the best foods for seniors. Foods To Keep Us Healthy As We Age Eating nutrient-rich foods and taking […]