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How Episcopal Church Home Resident Dr. John Kiesel Lives Purposefully

The maintenance-free lifestyle of an Episcopal Retirement Services community means residents have greater freedom and flexibility to pursue their interests and hobbies. For many residents, pursuing new passions means finding opportunities to benefit the well-being of others—both in their residential community and also in the community at large. Here’s how one Episcopal Church Home resident is living with purpose in creative, passion-filled ways. 

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What Is the Difference Between Normal Aging & Abnormal Aging?

When you hear the word “aging,” many different associations probably come to mind. Maybe your first thought was something positive like wisdom or retirement. Or maybe your mind jumped to something negative like hearing loss. Whatever you thought of, chances are it’s because either you or someone you love has experienced these exact changes.

While the above associations are all normal parts of aging, there are times when adults age “abnormally,” and their health might just not be what it should be. Fortunately, there are warning signs you can look out for to make sure your loved one is aging positively.

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What Are the Main Causes of Memory Loss?

Seeing an older loved one have a lapse in memory can be worrisome — but it doesn’t necessarily mean they have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Memory loss is more common than you might think, and it can stem from a variety of conditions. In fact, about 40% of Americans over the age of 65 have some sort of memory loss due to age. However, only 1% will progress to dementia annually.

There are many different risk factors for memory loss, so let’s look at some of the primary causes and what you and your loved one can do about them.

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Why You Should Consider a Nursing Career at ECH

If you work as a nurse, you’re probably already aware of the demand for qualified nursing professionals. As such, you may have your pick of jobs from which to choose. If you haven’t yet considered working in senior care at the Episcopal Church Home, here’s a closer look at five reasons why an amazing nursing career is waiting for you at this premier Louisville area continuing care retirement community.

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10 Tips for Improving Your Relationship with Your Aging Parents

In a perfect world, we’d get along perfectly with our aging parents all the time. In the world we live in, however, these relationships can be challenging—especially when Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of cognitive decline enter the mix. The good news? There are some things you can do to lay the groundwork for a more peaceful, meaningful, and fulfilling interactions with your parents. Here's a closer look at 10 effective strategies for connecting with aging loved ones.

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Transitioning to Senior Care: An Interview with ECH’s Director of Community Relations, Joanie Lepping Gillis

No one likes to think about the loss of independence that often accompanies the aging process. However, it’s very much a fact of life for many seniors. While putting off senior care may seem easier in the short-term, it can have serious long-term repercussions.

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10 Signs It Isn’t Safe for Your Loved One to Age in Place

The holidays are coming up, and family gatherings provide a built-in opportunity to check up on aging parents and determine how well they are managing to age in place.

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6 Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress Over the Holidays

It may be the “most wonderful time of the year,” but the holiday season is not without its share of stress. And while managing holiday commitments can be challenging for anyone, doing so can be especially hard for people who are also juggling the demands of caregiving. The good news is there are ways to lay the foundation for a stress-free season, starting with these six tips.

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The Benefits of Early Dementia Intervention

A dementia diagnosis can be life-changing. However, it can also be an opportunity to gain access to invaluable interventions that can improve quality of life—both for those living with the disease and for the people who love them. Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of early dementia intervention.

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First Christian Church Generously Donates Grant Funds to ECH's Memory Care Neighborhoods

As more families struggle with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, memory care has emerged as an increasingly prevalent solution. At Episcopal Church Home (ECH), we’re proud of the role our Memory Care Center of Excellence plays in supporting the needs of our residents and their families. A recent donation from First Christian Church’s Wholeness Grant program further facilitates our ability to help our community members remain engaged with the world around them while maintaining the highest possible quality of life.

Here's a closer look at how the generosity of First Christian Church is changing lives at ECH.

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