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Why Cracker Barrel is the Best

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Mar 13, 2018 7:22:51 AM

When you think of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, you might think of long drives, your grandmother, or biscuits. Cracker Barrel is off almost all exits in the south. Going on a long trip? Chances are you have seen multiple signs for Cracker Barrel.

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6 Questions to Ask About Your Seniors Companion Pet

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Dec 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Wondering if it’s a good idea to find a new pet for a parent or grandparent? It’s a question that often comes up around the Holidays. Like the Christmas my brother decided to give my parents a voucher from the local pet shelter for a dog or cat, without asking if they wanted one. We certainly had a lively discussion over dinner that year!

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Senior care Knoxville, Dementia, Senior care, pets, companion pet

Top 8 Gifts for Adults Living with Dementia

Posted by Zach Wegman on Nov 30, 2017 3:14:57 PM


If you are anything like me, shopping for the holidays or special occassions is a nerve-wracking and anxiety-producing experience. Finding the perfect gift is completely impossible. Finding an acceptable gift is an almost Herculean task that requires stamina, determination, and luck. Whether it is for Christmas, Birthday, or even just because, buying a present can be stressful. Buying a gift for your loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer's is no different. To help you find an acceptable and maybe even perfect gift, I’ve gathered a list of 8 great ideas:

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Dementia & Depression

Posted by Brook Dickerson on May 23, 2016 12:30:51 PM


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Alzheimer's Tennessee Walk - Steps Worth Taking

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Apr 7, 2016 11:40:01 AM

The Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk to benefit Tennesseans living with Alzheimer’s will be this Saturday, April 10. There are many reasons to participate.

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Back in the Day Music and Memory Cafe and setting up a Music Listening Routine

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Apr 1, 2016 1:41:56 PM


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The Benefits of Music for People Living With Dementia

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Aug 14, 2015 10:54:06 AM

Many industry professionals favor using a form of therapy for dementia patients that involves therapeutic music and personalized playlists with iPods.

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10 Ways to Love Your Brain and  Help Reduce Alzheimers/ Dementia

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Jun 28, 2015 9:58:32 PM

The following article, titled New research summary:  Lifestyle changes help reduce risk of cognitive decline, was published by the Alzheimer's Association on June 1st, 2015.

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