Dementia itself is not a disease; it is an overall term that describes significant changes in the brain characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, it is not the only form.
If you have a loved one who is dealing with a form of dementia, you may be seeking or considering senior care options. Franklin Park Senior Living knows it can be challenging to understand your options and determine which is the best choice for your family.
As Alzheimer’s disease research continues, it is incredible to look back at how far the research and our understanding of the disease have come. While most think Alzheimer’s disease research began somewhat recently, you may be shocked to know it started in the early 1900s! However, due to the technological restraints of the time, the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease and its research were halted.
Alzheimer's disease has become recognized as a condition that a growing number of seniors and their caregivers face every day. It can be hard to understand Alzheimer's disease, which is why Franklin Park Senior Living wants to help our readers and share some general information and historical facts that can be helpful to you and your loved one.
Memory impairment conditions are becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “About 40% of people aged 65 or older have age-associated memory impairment—in the United States, about 16 million people.”
With the growing number of older adults experiencing memory impairment, there is an increased need for recognition and treatment of the condition. Whether your loved one already has a diagnosis, or they are starting to exhibit the symptoms of memory impairment, it is essential to closely monitor them to ensure they are receiving the care they need.
This month, our Resident Spotlight is fun-loving Mickey! Mickey has been living at The Landing at Stone Oak since April, and he already has made an impression. Mickey is a joy to see in and around our Franklin Park community.
Did you know reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease could be as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4? If you have a parent currently facing or at risk of developing the disease, it can be worrisome. The good news is you do not have to sit around and wait for it to consume them. You can actively work on slowing the progression or even reducing the risk altogether. You just need to help your loved one follow these Alzheimer’s prevention tips. It is also an excellent idea for you to be proactive in reducing the risk for yourself as well!
Making sure aging loved ones stay engaged and active is a crucial part of their happiness. At Franklin Park we firmly believe in providing a warm and delightful environment for our residents, especially those with who are in need of memory care. That is why we offer the Franklin Park® Refreshing Waters© Memory Care. If your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s, you know firsthand how even daily activities can be a challenge. Dementia can result in loved ones pulling away from social activities and relationships. To help them stay active and connected, try these activities.
Currently, Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. At this very moment 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, but by 2050 this number could rise as high as 16 million. Because there is no known cure, this number is likely to continue to rise at an astronomical rate. Organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association work diligently to invest in a world without Alzheimer’s by leading research and awareness that encourages people to get involved.
For many people, thinking about aging brings up a nagging fear: Alzheimer's Disease. That fear starts to grow if your spouse starts to act confused or forget things.