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The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Caring for Kids and Aging Parents

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He's Making A List and Checking It Twice! One of our favorite days around our homes is when Santa comes to visit. The smiles from our residents leaves no doubt that this is a memorable day.

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At Circle Of Life Care, located in Northern Arizona, we offer private care residences for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our mission is to provide our residents with the care they need, and our caregivers are reliable and offer a range of services. Your loved one may not be ready for a private care home yet, so here are some tips to help everyday. Learn more today!

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Unfortunately, according to the Alzheimer's Association, elder abuse can occur anywhere, particularly in care settings. People with dementia are especially vulnerable since the disease may prevent them from reporting the abuse or even recognizing it as such.​

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Teepa Snow discussing the topic of challenging behaviors.


Circle of Life Care is here for all of those suffering or starting to suffer from different forms of dementia. In this blog, we are covering vascular dementia, including what it is, the symptoms, and how to prevent it. Vascular dementia is a general term used to describe problems with essential human functions like reasoning, planning, judgment, memory, and other thought processes. This is usually caused by impaired blood flow to your brain, which damages your brain.

Factors that increase your risk of heart disease and stroke play big roles in developing vascular dementia, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Symptoms

There are quite a few symptoms when it comes to vascular dementia. The symptoms vary as well because it depends on what part of the brain is not getting enough blood. It is common for vascular dementia symptoms to overlap with other types of dementia, especially Alzheimer's.

Look out for these symptoms if you or someone you know thinks they’re experiencing vascular...


Given that the elderly have the highest risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19, we knew that we had to take aggressive action as the virus spread through Prescott and the country as a whole. After more than a year of fighting to protect our staff and residents from COVID-19, it’s become clear that our strategy has worked. It’s also becoming clear that as far as residential care homes are concerned, smaller private homes for patients with dementia or Alzheimer's have fared much better than large ones.

Below, you’ll find a discussion of how Circle of Life’s small and personalized approach has benefited residents over the past year. If you would like to learn more about our facilities or any of the information discussed in this post, please reach out to our office.

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As we all know the COVID-19 Pandemic has changed our reality. Some more than others, but there is doubt that everybody has felt the effects of this pandemic. Some changes have been bigger than others, but for a lot of people, the lack of social interaction compared to “normal life” has been one of the most difficult changes.

You could be self-isolating because you caught the infection, trying to avoid the virus, quarantined because you were exposed to someone with the virus, are in the high-risk category, working from home, or any other reason, whatever the reason may be, you may have this hovering loom of loneliness hovering above your head. Especially now that the holidays are right around the corner. Circle of Life realizes that this may prohibit you from seeing your loved ones during this special time.

Circle of Life wants to comfort you in saying that you are not alone. In fact, with everything that is going on, this feeling is actually quite normal. In this blog, we are going to recommend several options for you to try to help you reduce this sense of...

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At Circle of Life, we provide the utmost excellent care to people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. Another disease that doesn’t get talked about enough is Lewy Body Dementia. Circle of Life happily houses people who are suffering from not only Alzheimer’s but Lewy Body Dementia and other dementia-related illnesses. This is why we wanted to try and open people’s eyes. In this blog, we want to talk about Lewy Body Dementia and inform our clientele, as well as the rest of the public.