While the battle against Alzheimer’s disease is ongoing, it is worth noting the progress made in the last century. Alzheimer’s disease breakthroughs are not as rare as one may think.
As the number of aging adults in the U.S. increases, so too does the number of individuals looking after their aging loved one. Most often, these caretakers are a spouse or parent and not usually trained professionals. People who choose the caregiver role, or who are thrust into it due to family circumstances, can become overwhelmed by the responsibility and begin to suffer from what is known as Caregiver Role Strain.
Senior living can be a rewarding and positive experience. A first-rate dining experience is a key component to resident happiness. Dining is not only important to nutrition and health, but it is also important to social well being.
Veterans Day is this weekend, and our communities are looking forward to honoring our heroes and their sacrifices for our country. In fact, you can follow any of our communities on Facebook to see photos and videos of how we're celebrating Veterans Day (and every day).
Each year in September, one week is set aside to officially celebrate the assisted living community. While we try to celebrate the senior living community every day of the year, our communities especially look forward to planning for National Assisted Living Week.
In a recent study, The Lancet identified dementia as the world's greatest health and social care challenge of the 21st century. In fact, around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and the number is expected to triple by 2050. However, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for dementia care and those at risk for dementia. The Lancet's Commission on Dementia's newest study reveals that there may be new possibilities for dementia prevention and early diagnosis.
The residents at Country Gardens assisted living community in Duluth, Georgia, are enjoying a new community garden thanks to the help of a local boy pursuing his Eagle Scout Rank. Originally reported in the Gwinnett Daily Post, the project was set into motion when Garrett Hinton, a founding member of Troop 608 in Suwanee, responded to the Country Gardens activities director, Debbie Brown's, call for help with the project.
Northshore Senior Living recently hosted local celebrities and the Knoxville, Tennessee community at the Northshore Open event. The fundraising event was held on March 23rd to benefit Alzheimer's Tennessee. It brought together community members to celebrate the Northshore Senior Living community and Alzheimer's Tennessee's Memory Links Golf Classic, which took place on Monday, May 15th at Gettysvue Country Club.
Making the decision to move into a senior living community can be challenging and confusing. Finding the best facility for your situation can be downright overwhelming. Many caretakers find themselves asking the question: should my loved one join an assisted living community or a nursing home?
On Tuesday, April 25th Alzheimer's Tennessee will hold its annual Caring Hearts Luncheon where, among other deserving nominees, the organization will recognize seven caregivers from the Senior Solutions family in Tennessee.