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Find a Senior Living Community for You or a Loved One

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At Vista Prairie Communities, we are dedicated to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health and well-being. We transform lives by providing compassionate care and joy-filled environments in the communities we serve.

If you or someone you know is looking for assisted living apartments specifically for seniors, take a look at the different communities we have located around Minnesota.

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 47 million people live with Alzheimer’s and other dementias worldwide. June is a month dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s.

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How to Show Gratitude to the Seniors in Your Life

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When a loved one enters memory care, the poignant reality is that we can’t know how much time we have left with them while they’re still able to recognize us and reminisce about shared history. We should always celebrate the role our loved ones play in our lives, but this time of year serves as an extra reminder to show our loved ones what they mean to us. The holidays can be a stressful time of year for seniors who may be missing lost loved ones or struggling with limitations that prevent them from experiencing the holidays like they used to. A gesture of gratitude is a reminder that they are loved, cherished, and included in the festivities.

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Holiday Gifts for Seniors in Memory Care

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Choosing a holiday gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a frustrating challenge, and only becomes more so as the disease progresses into later stages. It can be difficult to find something that is both appropriate and enjoyable. The task becomes simpler if we draw on our knowledge of the disease for inspiration.

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Memory Skills: Strategies for Keeping an Active Memory

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October is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in preparation we’re continuing our memory skills series with another set of strategies to help you keep your memory limber and active. Practicing these memory exercises on a daily basis will not only improve your memory skills, but will encourage you to pay more attention to how often your memory is successful all on its own. When you “catch your memory doing right,” take a moment to celebrate and feel grateful. Memories are precious, even the smallest ones, and the older we get the more we learn never to take them for granted.

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