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Memory Care Info: Are there Different Types of Dementia?

December 30, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

The human brain is a remarkable organ that has evolved during our evolution as a species. We have the capacity to think, dream and create through a vast assortment of life experiences, all of which gives us the ability to reflect on short-term and long-term memories that shape our uniqueness as human beings.

Losing your memory can be a traumatizing reality for many people, especially when memory loss is attributed to dementia. The prospect of losing your sense of self and how this affects family and friends who commit to caring for your well-being is life-changing in many ways.

This article highlights the role dementia plays in causing a deterioration in memory loss and the distinct types of dementia that impacts a person’s quality of life.

Memory Care Info: Are Alzheimer’s and Dementia the Same Thing?

December 16, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impact nearly 1 in 9 people age 65 and over within the United States. These two conditions are often associated with mental health problems for elderly people. However, they are not mental health illnesses. So, what are Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Are they the same thing? Keep reading to discover the answers to these very important questions.

What Do Memory Care Services Offer?

December 13, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

For people with loved ones diagnosed with degenerative ailments such as Alzheimer's disease, memory care services, and communities offer safe and secure living environments. To cater to the unique needs of residents, caring and compassionate staff members monitor residents closely. Also, these facilities often feature activities, events, and programs designed to stimulate memory care residents to use their cognitive abilities, as well as entertain and engage them.

How to Make Memory Care and Dementia Patients Have the Highest Quality of Life

December 03, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

Alzheimer's, dementia, and other cognitive disorders are often responsible for a massive reduction in a patient's overall quality of life. While impaired memory may be little more than a nuisance during the initial onset of dementia and similar diseases, patients may soon find themselves unable to navigate their environment safely or to complete even the most basic tasks without assistance once their condition has progressed. Having to watch a family member struggle with dementia or Alzheimer's can be heartbreaking experience but there are still ways to ensure your loved one is able to enjoy the greatest quality of life possible.

How Physical Fitness is Tied to Mental Fitness in Seniors

November 22, 2019 in: Senior Fitness,

Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins started competing as a sprinter at the age of 100, which was only two years ago. In June of 2019, while competing at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hawkins won gold medals in the 100 meters (46:06) and 50 meters (21:05) races as a competitor in the 100 and over age category. 

Currently living in the state of Louisiana, Hawkins has proven that life is what we make it and that committing to a life of fitness can garner both physical and mental benefits. During an interview at a local television station in Albuquerque, Hawkins stated that “I hope I’m still inspiring them to be healthy and to realize you can still be doing it at this kind of age.” 

While Hawkins’ story is inspiring for people of all ages, it is particularly relevant in showing that seniors can enjoy an active lifestyle of fitness later in life. This article addresses the benefits of physical fitness and mental fitness for seniors and how committing to this regimen can significantly improve their overall quality of life.

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