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National Men's Health Week │ Preventing Health Issues

Men’s health isn’t an issue many people talk about. Men are usually the ones to “tough it out” or say, “I’m okay, I don’t need to go to the doctor.” They see themselves as the caretaker of everyone else, so why do they need to worry about themselves? If you’re a man and can relate to these feelings, it’s time to put your guard down and take care of yourself. Especially as you age, it’s...

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5 Stimulating Activities for Your Loved one With Dementia

Watching a parent live their life with dementia isn’t easy. They might not remember your name, where they used to live or how long they were married. Or something as simple as forgetting to check the mail like they used to or keeping their fridge clean of expired food. You wish you could help them remember how to do these things – but they just can’t. Dementia is defined as: when someone has a...

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Passion and Purpose | Highgate at Temecula Creates Unique Life Enhancement Program for Residents

Highgate’s mission statement (Devoting ourselves to helping every resident live a life of purpose) isn’t just a philosophy, it’s a way of life. “The mission statement is what drew me here. It’s something I try and live by myself, even before working at Highgate.” Katrina Custodio, Life Enhancement Coordinator for Highgate at Temecula, joined the team at Highgate at Temecula in March of 2018.

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5 Ways to Avoid a Stressful Outing When Caring for Someone with Dementia

Living life to the fullest after a dementia diagnosis can be difficult. As the disease progresses, it can be unnerving to take your loved one out of the environment they are most comfortable in (home). But, the benefits of keeping your loved one socially engaged may just help them remain independent longer.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2018, yet there’s still a lot that’s misunderstood about the disease. Some people still incorrectly believe that silver dental fillings and flu shots increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. They don’t. Others only associate Alzheimer's with memory loss, when, in fact, it’s a disease that causes brain cells...

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5 Myths About Veterans Benefits

More than one-third of Americans over the age of 65 are either wartime veterans or the spouse of a wartime vet, who may qualify for a pension program through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) commonly referred to as Aid & Attendance. Yet The New York Times reported that of the 1.7 million World War II veterans alive as of 2011 who were in need of caregiving assistance and thus eligible,...

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4 Tips for Married Couples When Searching for Assisted Living

People age at different rates and some much more dramatically than others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of those aged 60 and over who reported being married has increased over the past several decades, while the number reporting widowhood has decreased. This means an increasing number of families are looking for senior living options for couples with different care...

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5 Benefits of Owning a Pet as a Senior

If you’ve ever owned a pet, you already know how much fun and affection they can bring. But did you know that pets can offer seniors some pretty powerful physical and mental health benefits?

That’s why some assisted living communities not only allow pets but also offer pet therapy for seniors. Also known as animal-assisted therapy, pet therapy is a technique that uses animals to interact with...

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5 Tips for Managing Arthritis

Did you know that arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United Sates? Over 54 million men and women have arthritis - that’s one in four adults. Chances are that you or your loved one know someone or are suffering from the pain and aches of arthritis yourself. Arthritis is the inflammation or stiffness of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can...

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5 Reasons Highgate Residents Chose to Move to Highgate at Temecula

Choosing the right assisted living community can seem like a daunting task. Not only does the array of services and apartment styles vary widely, but the daily experiences and unique attributes of each community are different. If you are in the research phase of searching for a community for a loved one and Highgate at Temecula is on your radar, here are five reasons our residents think this...

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