La Récolte January Newsletter
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New Year’s Resolutions
Forgetfulness and Dementia
Recipe of the month
One of the key motivators for people contemplating a move into a Retirement Village is the prospect of good security, and at La Récolte the security of our residents has always been our No1 priority.
Brandwag security has been appointed as our new security as from
1 December 2020. Managing Director and owner Paul Kruger is a well know face at La Récolte, making sure that all safety protocols are followed, giving our residents peace of mind.
All visitors must report to the retirement village security at the entrance and are only permitted access if their visit is approved by a resident or
a member of the village staff through the use of the internal telephone system. When entering the gate at La Récolte we are greeted by one of their friendly well-dressed guards and strict COVID procedures are followed by all.
Security not only provides peace of mind for our residents, but more importantly, maintains the capital growth of buying into a gated estate.
Brandwag Security Services
Contact Person: Paul Kruger T: 063 0691726
New Year’s Resolutions
Each New Year is a gift. It’s another opportunity to take stock of our lives and decide what we’d like to change.
Here are a few practical New Year’s Resolution
Resolution 1: Try something new.
This year, try something that takes you out of your comfort zone. Adventure doesn’t have to involve physical risk or danger. Every day can be an adventure if you simply resolve to try something new.
Resolution 2: Review your legal documents.
Getting organized is a common New Year’s resolution, and getting your legal documents in order is a critical spin on the idea.
Resolution 3: Forgive the people in your life who deserve it.
Grudges, slights and old scores weigh us down. Forgiveness makes us lighter and happier. This year, choose one person and work to let them off the hook.
Resolution 4: De-clutter.
Commit to begin divesting yourself of items that don’t have special meaning, and to organizing what you do keep.
Resolution 5: Keep laughing!
Find the friends, movies, comedians, books, and other things that have made you laugh. Laughter is the best medicine.
The difference between Forgetfulness and Dementia
Forgetting things occasionally is a part of life. It's why people may have reminders on their smartphones or sticky notes on their refrigerators.
As people get older they might experience more frequent instances of
memory loss, but this is often a normal part of aging.
So how can aging adults tell if they're experiencing the symptoms of dementia? And how do they know when it's time to tell a doctor?
Here are some tips on how to tell normal forgetfulness from dementia:
These problems can be frustrating, but they are not very serious and certainly aren't any cause for alarm. Forgetfulness comes with age. Some typical memory-loss symptoms common in older adults include:
*Normal age-related symptoms: These problems can be frustrating, but they are not very serious and certainly aren't any cause for alarm. Forgetfulness comes with age.
*Transience and absentmindedness: Transience is when the brain forgets some memories over time. There are many other health conditions that could contribute to memory loss. For example, people with depression are sometimes mistaken for having the symptoms of dementia.
Potential signs of dementia:
*Forgetting important information. The symptoms of dementia go beyond merely forgetting where an object was placed or when an appointment was scheduled. Symptoms include forgetting names of friends and loved ones and an inability to remember some words. Personality changes: People with dementia might experience major changes in personality. A senior in the middle stages of dementia could suddenly be more prone to aggressive behavior, paranoia or impulsiveness. T
Disorientation: Another common symptom of dementia is the tendency to become disoriented in new environments.
Age-related memory loss and dementia are very different conditions, though they may share some overlap in symptoms. Dementia, on the other hand, will get worse over time.
If you're uncertain about your symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
Recipe of the Month
Orange Sesame Chicken
▢ 3 chicken breasts
▢ 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
▢ 1/4 cup honey r
▢ 1/4 cup soy sauce
▢ 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
▢ 1 cup orange juice
▢ 2 tablespoons cornstarch
▢ 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
▢ 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
▢ Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.
▢ Add oil to a pan and cook the chicken over medium-high heat just until golden, about 5 minutes.
▢ In a mixing bowl, mix together raw honey, soy sauce, apple cider
vinegar, orange juice, cornstarch, and red pepper flakes.
▢ Pour the mixture over the chicken and continue to cook over medium- low heat for 10-12 more minutes until the sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through.
▢ Sprinkle the chicken with sesame seeds before serving.
Resident of the month
Update on the clubhouse
How friends influence your health
Recipe of the month
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