Although many people may think dementia itself is a disease, it is only a means of describing changes in the brain that are characterized by memory loss and cognitive decline. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly known and diagnosed type of dementia, it is not the only form of the condition.
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With an estimated 44 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, providing the appropriate level of care and attention to these individuals becomes crucial. Memory care services are a form of long-term care designed to meet the needs of a person with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory impairments.
While researchers are hard at work searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, they are also always seeking to understand the disease better. The Pavilion Senior Living previously shared a blog that discussed the history of Alzheimer’s disease. Now we want to highlight recent Alzheimer’s disease research and breakthroughs that bring hope for the future!
If you find yourself asking the question ‘What is Alzheimer’s disease?’, you have come to the right place! Alzheimer’s disease is a severe form of dementia, with over 3 million cases in the United States every year. While communities like The Pavilion Senior Living provide ample support and memory care services, there currently is no cure. Senior care requires much attention, and having Alzheimer’s requires even more.
Did you know that 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s? This startling number can make anyone anxious. If you have an older loved one who has expressed early signs of the disease or if your own parent has Alzheimer’s, it can be even more intimidating.
Are you in assisted living in Tennessee? Do you know what a Solo Seniors is? Well, you could be one! A Solo Senior is an older adult who chose to lead a childfree life. Not being a mother or father can have benefits, such as more time for adventure! Another advantage is that your money and savings can be used solely for your needs or on your spouse’s needs. There are various other benefits to choosing to remain childless, and the number of individuals who chose this path has been on the rise.
If you are transitioning a parent to a memory care community, we understand it can be difficult time. Here at The Pavilion, we feel compassionately about helping ease the transition with our memory care services. We also want to help educate you that there are activities that can be fun and beneficial for your loved one. These activities consist of, but are not limited to arts & crafts, games, and home-related tasks. Let’s take a look at what these activities can do for you and your parent.
November was National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – a cause that is held near and dear to The Pavilion Senior Living as well as other senior living providers throughout the industry. We help families and their loved ones walk down the path of an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis on a daily basis.
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