June 22, 2023

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with a Memorable Carnival at Parks Place Memory Care

The summer solstice carnival at Parks Place Memory Care was truly a night to remember! I had the pleasure of attending this wonderful event, and I have to say I was blown away by the joy and laughter that filled the air. Delicious Treats: Our culinary team served up tasty … View article»

April 7, 2021

Taking Away the Car Keys

Taking away the car keys is no simple task.  It is much more than operating a machine, there are many emotions tied to driving a vehicle.  Think back to when you got your driver’s license, and the feelings of independence and freedom that came with it.  Getting your driver’s license … View article»

March 23, 2021

Eating for Brain Health

Just as certain foods can be good for heart health, lowering cholesterol, or managing diabetes, certain foods have shown to be beneficial for brain health.  You’ll see that many of the foods that are good for your brain are also good for your heart.   While this information does not replace … View article»

March 16, 2021

Important Documents

Along the same track as our blog post earlier this month about financial decision making, when caring for a loved one with dementia it is vital to keep track of their important documents.  Creating a safe location to keep these documents or lists readily available will be beneficial down the … View article»

March 10, 2021

The Lemon Bar Queen

The city of Plymouth is home not only to Parks’ Place but also to Jodi Melsness, registered nurse who works with people with dementia and live in memory care.  On top of that, her own mother was diagnosed with dementia and Jodi became her caregiver.  Jodi started a blog to … View article»

March 1, 2021

Financial Decision Making

Disclaimer:  The following information is neither legal advice nor making specific recommendations for your loved one’s financial situation.  It is purely informative.  Please consult an elder law attorney to aid you in managing your loved one’s finances. Planning Ahead Navigating the path of financial and legal decision making is hard.  … View article»

January 26, 2021

Practicing Self-Care

Being a caregiver for a person with dementia is a more than a full time job, its 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and often 24 hours a day.  Your duties as a caregiver are constant throughout the day from daily hygiene, meal and medication preparation, transportation, and … View article»

January 22, 2021

Renewed Hope

Monday, the 18th, there was an electric feeling in the air at Parks’ Place – we hosted a vaccine clinic for our residents, staff, and essential caregivers to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine!  We turned our clinic into a party to celebrate this first step in protecting … View article»

November 16, 2020

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: Understanding Person-Environment Fit Model and Transitions Theory

As it becomes apparent that your loved one needs extra support in his or her daily life, it can be difficult to know the necessary type of support.  There is a large continuum of care available to elders with many more options than 50 years ago.  So, how do you … View article»

September 17, 2020

When is Placement Needed?

The timing of finding a home is unique for each individual with dementia.  Just as no two people will have the same journey with dementia, no two people will have the same timeline and circumstances that will contribute to finding a home.  This makes it very difficult for families to … View article»