Alzheimer’s – Page 2

Three Education Nights with Alzheimer’s Association at Jackson Creek Senior Living

Jackson Creek Senior Living will host Tom Mally, Community Educator from the Alzheimer’s Association, to present a series of three Education Nights on Wednesdays, March 15, 22, and 29 from 5-6 p.m. in the Falcon’s Nest.

Make better brain health your top New Year’s resolution for 2023

Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 13 million Americans by 2050, including 76,000 Coloradans today, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you contemplate your New Year’s resolutions for 2023, consider there are steps you can take yourself to maintain and improve your cognitive function.

Volunteering offers cognitive benefits

Working longer? Maybe ~ Older adults who volunteer in their post-retirement years will receive some element of protection for their cognitive functioning, according to Dr. Ronica Rooks, a researcher from the University of Colorado Denver who presented her results at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in San Diego, California.

Can a flu shot protect your brain from dementia?

October is the official start of flu season, and the time when many people consider getting a flu shot. In addition to protecting you from the flu, the shot may also help protect your brain.

Unsung heroes: 11+ million Alzheimer’s caregivers

An estimated 3.3% of the U.S. population – over 11 million people – is currently serving as volunteer, unpaid caregivers for their 6.5 million loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Denver Sept. 17

Thousands of loved ones, caregivers and supporters of Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s disease will come together Saturday, Sept. 17, for the Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s. One of 13 Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Walks to End Alzheimer’s in 2022, the Denver Walk will raise funds to provide essential services to families and support research to […]

Early Alzheimer’s Clues

Changes in behavior or personality may be the first signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Memory loss is not the only sign of dementia; losing interest in your favorite activities or getting unusually anxious, aggressive or suspicious may also be symptoms.

Aging smarter: Top tips for better brain health

By Dr. Greg Kaczmarczyk, family physician with New West Physicians ~ We all have misplaced our keys or forgotten someone’s name more times than we probably want to admit. We tend to chalk up these momentary memory lapses to our busy schedules or even stress. As it turns out, occasional forgetfulness can be a normal […]

Financial Focus: Sept. 2022

What should Alzheimer’s caregivers know? ~ By Jeremy Laufer ~ If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or is starting to show symptoms, you will face some real challenges. Navigating the Alzheimer’s experience involves a long journey, and there’s no easy answer for how you can cope with your […]

Anthem Memory Care Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating for All Communities

Anthem Memory Care is the first stand-alone memory care provider to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for facility operations and management for all 21 communities. The rating from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), recognizes Oregon-based Anthem Memory Care for its commitment to promoting a safer and healthier environment for its residents, employees and families.

Difficult family conversations about Alzheimer’s

Tough conversations: driving, doctor visits and Alzheimer’s ~ When family members suspect a loved one may be facing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, among the toughest conversations to have with them is the need to visit the doctor for a diagnosis. Soon after that comes the equally challenging talk about driving – and […]

Youth, Seniors with Dementia Celebrate Unplugged Summer

With summer in full swing, a group of 8th graders and seniors with dementia took part in a cherished summer tradition. They celebrated the dog days of summer with an old-fashioned picnic in the park at Highline Place, an Anthem Memory Care community located at 6767 S. Broadway, Littleton. The 8th graders are participants in the Challenge […]

Alzheimer’s and extreme heat: exercise caution

As temperatures rise, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone’s safety, but these conditions can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  “Alzheimer’s disease causes a number of changes in the brain and body that may affect the individual’s safety, including changes in sensitivity to temperatures,” said Meg […]

Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Alzheimer’s Fight

The public is invited to enjoy some good old-fashioned lemonade while supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s. Residents at Greenridge Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Westminster, will host the lemonade stand to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. The residents will help make the lemonade and sell cups of the sweet drink […]

Empowering the Caregiver

Littleton Memory Care Community Hosts Resource Fair for Families Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia ~ Family members with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia now have somewhere to turn for more information. Willowbrook Place, an Anthem Memory Care community will host a dementia care provider fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July […]

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