Tips for Visiting a Senior in Memory Care

Knowing how to communicate with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia takes practice and, above all, patience. Regardless, just being present for an aging family member can take an emotional toll. Before visiting a loved one in memory care, consider researching some of the common behavior and personality changes associated with memory loss. Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s affect people’s brains differently, and how individuals cope with changing medical needs can be significant factors

Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Increases Likelihood of Chronic Conditions

People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people. Almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s are more likely than those without dementia to have other chronic conditions. More than 85 percent of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s have one or more other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular diseases are common chronic conditions among people with Alzheimer’s: –

Do What You Love on the Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, participants will team up to do an activity they love – or an activity loved by those affected – to help end Alzheimer’s. What people do on The Longest Day is up to them! This is a way to honor someone living or lost to the disease by selecting one of their favorite

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States – killing more than breast and prostate cancer combined. As of 2018, it is estimated that over 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Those diagnosed have to battle with the changes in their ability to think, function, behave and take care of themselves. Family members and caregivers also have to adjust when faced with watching their loved one slip away.

Memory Care Facilities Support Residents as Well as Families

The story about Alzheimer’s disease, a powerful degenerative malady that shrinks brain cells, robbing its victims of their memories as well as their physical and mental abilities, isn’t about the cure—there isn’t one. It’s about the care. Alzheimer’s shrivels brain cells, making its victims lose their short-term memory first, before their long-term memory goes. Alzheimer’s patients lose their cognition slowly, becoming unable to carry out simple tasks like dressing themselves and using the bathroom. As the disease