Blog Posts

Is Enhanced Assisted Living The Right Choice?

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Choosing the proper level of care for your loved ones is an important decision to make. Tennyson Court is now a certified Enhanced Assisted Living Residence by New York State. Federal and State regulations protect families and individuals to receive care from reputable facilities. 

How To Cope With Caregiver Stress

Friday, September 4th, 2020

When a loved one gets a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, obviously the focus is going to be on that person—their health, their routine, their care, their future. It’s easy to forget that this diagnosis will affect the whole family, especially if someone is taking on the role of caregiver. As Alzheimer’s progresses, the disease can become extremely difficult to manage. Caregivers can eventually develop their own health concerns, concerns that often go ignored in the face of the actual Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Dementia and Communication

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

If you’re a caregiver for someone who suffers from dementia, you’ve probably noticed that it isn’t always easy to communicate with them effectively. Individuals with dementia and other degenerative brain diseases often lose some of their ability to understand and participate in conversation as part of their condition, and as caregivers, the best thing you can do is to understand how and why this happens and do your best to work through it. Understanding Dementia Dementia is by nature a degenerative disease, which means it slowly degrades the mind and its ability to function properly....

Understanding Dementia: How It Works

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

For families and friends of our memory care residents, we’ve found that a very important part of properly caring for and maintaining a relationship with people who suffer from dementia is to actually understand what they’re going through and how dementia affects them. Being a caregiver for someone with dementia can be frustrating and difficult no matter how much you love the person. Having a better understanding of dementia itself can ease the tensions of being a caregiver, so we’re creating a blog series to help provide more information on the subject...

Understanding Dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

In the second part of our Understanding Dementia series, we’re going to focus on Alzheimer’s, what it is and how it affects lives all around the world. For part 1 of this series, check out our first post: Understanding Dementia: How It Works. The first thing you should know about Alzheimer’s disease is that people often interchange “Alzheimer’s” with “dementia” and confuse them as two words for the same thing, but that’s actually not accurate....

April Activity Recap

Monday, April 29th, 2019

“April showers bring May flowers” has held true with several rainy days in this early month of Spring. However, rain or shine, we’ve kept our community busy with a variety of activities hosted by our staff. We’ve put together a recap of some of our special events from the month that you can look through!

Beating the Winter Blues: How To Improve Your Mood

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Winters can feel extremely long. Getting stuck inside drains our motivation to do the things we enjoy and it is also tough to face the onset of a new year. In fact, by the end of February, over 80% of people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. While everyone may experience some level of the winter blues, the elderly are particularly vulnerable. They may feel more alone and discouraged if winter becomes an extended stay-cation for months on end. What can we do to rally back and not let winter get in the way of a fruitful year? 

Dementia Care Tips

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Caring for someone with dementia doesn’t come naturally. There’s a lot to learn, but you don’t have to figure everything out the hard way. The disease requires a lot of patience and love from family members. Here are some tips that can help!

Communication is KEY

Friday, February 10th, 2017

If you’re a caregiver for someone who suffers from dementia, you’ve probably noticed that it isn’t always easy to communicate with them effectively.

The Holiday Blues

Friday, February 10th, 2017

While the holiday can be the most joyous time of the year, it is not necessarily so for everyone.

Tennyson Court Residents Donate to Hearts for the Homeless

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

In the fall, the members of Tennyson Court’s Bible study group came up with the idea to make care packages for the homeless. They organized a bake sale in order to raise money so they could purchase the items needed for the packages.

Caring for your Aging Loved Ones this Holiday Season...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The holidays are a time when families reconnect to enjoy festive traditions. But for those whose family has a member suffering from dementia, the holidays can be more frustrating than fun. Don't let those frustrations get in the way of spending quality time with your family! All you need is some proper planning and adjustment among expectations to make the holidays more memorable for you and for them! Be Inclusive! Even though your family member is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, keep them a part of the normal traditions. Keep old photo books around to show them and hum or sing the classical holiday songs.

Overwhelmed? Here are Some Tips for Caring for your Loved One who has Alzheimer's!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There’s a good chance that you haven’t undergone the difficulties of Alzheimer’s before, so you might have difficulty knowing how to help your loved one with their day-to-day living. With a disorder that affects your life in almost every way imaginable, you can expect to make a lot of changes in order to help you loved one to function as best as possible. Here are some things to keep in mind as you make adjustments for your loved one’s memory care: Stick to a Schedule The more your loved one can predict how a day will go, the less confused they will get.