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Trace your family roots and genealogy

Genealogy is the process of researching your family tree. As we grow older, many people develop an interest exploring their family's ancestry. The Internet, especially, has made it easier for all of us to explore the sometimes fascinating paths taken by our ancestors.

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Handy gadgets for older people

Perhaps unfairly, senior citizens don't have a reputation for being the most tech-savvy individuals. However, if the popularity of classes at nursing homes that teach elderly people how to browse the Web is any indication, many older individuals are keen to embrace everything that the digital age has to offer. For many people living in an assisted living community, there are plenty of ways to use technology to make life a little easier.

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Dealing with dementia as a caregiver

Whether it is Alzheimer's disease or another form of memory loss, dementia is one of the hardest conditions for both the person with dementia and their families to cope with. Seeing a loved one in distress is extraordinarily stressful, and in many cases, it may be necessary for individuals to live within environments where more support can be given.  However, even after you have helped your loved one to move into a residential care or nursing home, it can still be distressing when visiting.

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What is vascular dementia?

Although it is a terribly difficult decision, choosing to help your ageing relative relocate to an assisted living home due to dementia is often for the best. Individuals suffering from cognitive decline require round-the-clock medical care that can be challenging for some people to provide on their own, making nursing homes an ideal solution. However, many people assume that once their loved one begins to show signs of dementia, they must be developing Alzheimer's disease. While this is the most common form of dementia, another specific type of mental disorder is frequently misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's - vascular dementia

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Helping your ageing relative move into an assisted living facility

For many adults, the decision to move their elderly relative into an assisted living facility is one of the most challenging choices they will ever make. It can be tremendously difficult to admit that an ageing parent can no longer care for themselves, especially if they were spirited and independent when they were younger.

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Identifying the risk factors of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a cruel condition that can push families to their limit. Although the severity of the condition can depend on a wide variety of factors, the symptoms can be extremely challenging. Alzheimer's can be a difficult illness to predict, but there are certain risk factors and indicators that you can watch out for, particularly if you are considering helping your ageing relative move into an assisted living facility, where constant care and medical attention will be necessary, should your loved one develop Alzheimer's.

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Sunrise Taking Part in National Care Home Open Day

Sunrise Senior Living is taking a full and active part in National Care Home Open Day, with every Sunrise around the country hosting a day full of events. The purpose of the Open Day, organised by the English Community Care Association (ECCA), is to reconnect care homes with their local communities.

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