Entries by Linn Possell

Aging In Place – Hospice & Palliative Care

If you find a senior living community in Atlanta that meets your needs and you chose to live there, it would hopefully allow you to age in place. As mentioned in our previous Spectrum of Care article, some communities have criteria that residents must meet to be able to live there. However, with aging can […]

Spectrum of Care – Senior Living Options

When considering a new place to live, it is important to ask whether the new community provides the services and support needed to age in place. This is especially important for someone living with dementia because changing environments and having to move into new communities can be very challenging and disruptive.  So, what is “aging […]

Senior Living vs Assisted Living – Which Do I Need?

There are many options when looking for senior living in Atlanta. Before you start to look at all the options, take an inventory of the reasons why you started looking in the first place. This will help narrow your focus and provide you a list of things that you need or are looking for. For example, […]

Dementia Communication Techniques

Communicating Effectively With A Person Living With Dementia Communicating with someone living with dementia can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. When someone has dementia, many things are changing in their brain and one of them is that dementia affects the temporal lobe which is the primary place where language is located. When […]

Different Types Of Dementia

What is Dementia? The changes that happen in the brain with dementia affect the way someone experiences life and affects the way someone is able to interact with the world around them. Orchard at Brookhaven is a dedicated assisted living community that specializes in dementia care in Atlanta. The staff will be specifically trained and prepared […]

Guide To Choosing An Assisted Living Facility – Part 2

There are many things to consider when choosing an assisted living facility in Atlanta.  This article will focus on three key things to explore: Physical space Dining Engagement As you enter this process think about the things that you like, want and need and try to match these with the environment that can best support […]

Dementia And Wandering

Have you ever wondered why people living with dementia wander and get lost? There can be several reasons why people living with dementia wander and can get lost, and in this article we look to cover a few of them. Brain Change Impacting Navigation One reason is that the part of the brain that helps […]

Dementia Safety At Home

Determining if a home is safe for someone who is living with dementia can be difficult. There are some key factors to making the most accurate assessment possible, and it first starts by identifying possible areas of danger and hazards. We’ll discuss some of these factors in this article. Is there adequate lighting or are […]

Tips For Caregivers Seeing Brain Change

When someone finds themselves in the role of a caregiver, there are some key questions and things to consider when they start to see brain change. What are my strengths and weaknesses as a caregiver? Everyone has things that they are good at and things that they struggle with, and it is important to know […]