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Designer Spotlight: Alejandro Giraldo

Alejandro recently spoke with the editor's of Modelo for their weekly Design Manifesto Series. Architects, designers, students and professors across the country read their interviews. Here's a sneak peek into what makes Alejandro tick.

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Costly Design Features Can Pay Off for Skilled Nursing

Melinda P. Avila-Torio, Carlos Moreno, and Alejandro Giraldo show how spending on facility upgrades to meet new standards of disease prevention can save money in the long term by avoiding costly outbreaks that cost operators hundreds of millions of dollars annually.   

Best Alzheimer's Gifts Christmas Presents

Our Favorite Gift Ideas for 2016

We've compiled a list of our favorite gift ideas for loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia. In the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia it can be difficult to know what might be an appropriate gift. According to the Alzheimer's Association, as memory loss becomes more severe it is important to provide a feeling of comfort and safety.

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Memory Gardens

Senior Community Places Wellness at the Heart of Their Culture

Set in a captivating environment, surrounded by the blue waters of the Gulf Coast, Plymouth Harbor at Sarasota Bay is a Senior Living Community who strives to place wellness at the heart of their resident culture. This desire to promote healthy lifestyles, with both residents and staff alike, was the motivator for the community to decide to create a new wellness area for their independent residents. 

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Memory Gardens

5 Considerations for Memory Gardens

In his book, Biophilia, Edward O. Wilson put forth the hypothesis that there is an instinctive bond between people and other living things. Building upon that idea, it’s logical that the natural environment can be a therapeutic place for healing and rehabilitation. Historically speaking, the use of gardens as places for healing and rejuvenation is nothing new.