Thanksgiving is all about family traditions: green bean casserole on the good china, the grandkids fighting over the wishbone, a huge wedge of Aunt Sue’s pumpkin pie, and everyone nodding off in front of the game. However, if one of your family members has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may need to make some…

Did You Know …? Living Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s, with the number of those suffering with the disease reaching an estimated 5.2 million in 2014. Numbers like these make the likelihood that you know someone—even love someone—with this disease very high! Dying Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause…

assisted living in columbus

Check out the list of events for any assisted living in Columbus, and you’ll think you’re looking at the activities calendar for a cruise ship. You’ll find everything from yoga classes to card games to trips to a variety of interesting locations. That’s because staff members at these communities know that seniors who are interacting…

Men’s Health recently posted an infographic, featuring risk factors for young-onset Dementia.  According to researchers in Switzerland, the following 9 factors are responsible for about 68% of cases. “While the syndrome normally hits in your late 60s, at least 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 suffer from something called young-onset dementia The good news:…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert: Memory Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Ehresman, Executive Director of Rittenhouse Senior Living of Indianapolis   Q: After much soul searching and careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer care for my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease approximately 2 years ago. I thought making…

Alzheimer’s Safe Return IDs: Tips to Encourage Their Use • Give the ID jewelry as a gift • Ask the doctor to present the ID jewelry • Present the ID jewelry at different times of day on different days • Present the ID necklace as military dog tags • Place the ID bracelet on the…

sundown syndrome

Sundown syndrome — also called sundowning — is a behavior common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. It describes the confusion, anxiety, agitation, or disorientation that often occur at dusk and into the evening hours. The episodes may last a few hours or throughout the night. While the exact cause of sundown syndrome is not known,…

treatments

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, there are medications that can help control its symptoms. In addition, treatments are also available to help manage agitation, depression, or psychotic symptoms (hallucinations or delusions), which may occur as the disease progresses. Consult a physician before taking any medications. FDA-Approved Drugs There are five…

treatments

Dementia is a progressive deterioration of intellectual function due to the death of brain cells. Dementia can be caused by medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or stroke, drug toxicity or brain injury. Some conditions are treatable, and others cause irreversible brain damage. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is irreversible, and in western countries, it accounts for more…