Entries by Linn Possell

Parkinson’s Disease

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 […]

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities In Atlanta

When looking for Senior Living it is important to be able to compare the different types of communities and options to find one that suits your individual lifestyle and provides the best opportunity to live a happy and supported life. The quality of services and meaningful programming available to residents is what makes certain communities […]

Music Benefits For Dementia

When someone is living we dementia we tend to look at how they are declining and where they are having difficulty. Orchard at Brookhaven is a new and dynamic senior living community in the Atlanta area that is focused on what people can do, and helps support people living with dementia or in need of assistance […]

Holiday Tips For People Living With Dementia

When the holidays approach it can be a time of stress or of excited anticipation. When someone is living with dementia, the fact that there are a lot of expectations that come with the holidays, may add some extra stress. There are other things that may add stress to the holidays and being aware of […]

Dementia & Keeping Holiday Traditions

Holidays can be times filled with joy for many reasons, one being that we have the opportunity to participate in traditions. These traditions can be unique to our family, social organizations or groups, and community of faith. Traditions are kept for a reason. One of the best reasons to keep a tradition is because it fosters a […]

Grief & Loss

Do find yourself having difficulty concentrating, or finishing tasks? Are you experiencing profound sadness or mood swings?  Does it seem as if you are more forgetful or absent-minded?  Do you have trouble making decisions when you have always been very decisive?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing […]

Fine Dining in Senior Living

Many senior living communities in Atlanta promote fine dining as one of their amenities. But what does fine dining really mean? If you look up fine dining on most senior living websites, it includes upscale restaurant style dining, along with other options such as a bistro or pub. People looking for dining options in Independent Living seem […]

Dementia & Communities of Faith

If you or your loved one are a person who has always been involved in a community of faith, it will be important to look for senior living that enables you to stay connected to your home community of faith or be given the opportunity to be part of a new community of faith. Many times […]

Dementia Support Tips

There are a lot of communities that say they provide dementia support. Many of these communities are called Memory Care because one of the abilities that changes when someone is living with dementia is that they lose recent information and memory. But what makes a good dementia care community and what questions do you want to […]

Independent vs Assisted Living – What’s the Difference?

There is a variety of options when looking at Senior Living in Atlanta. These include Independent living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), Dementia Support (MC), Skilled Nursing (SNF), and Hospice and Palliative Care. Deciding which option works best for you will include taking an inventory of both what you want and what you need or may […]