Category «Memory Care»

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Dallas, TX

As the third-most populated city in Texas, Dallas is home to over 1.3 million people, and approximately 1 in 10 residents are aged 65 or older. Alzheimer’s and dementia impact a growing number of seniors in Dallas each year, and between 2014 and 2018, Alzheimer’s-related deaths jumped from 643 to 945. This 46.9% increase in dementia-linked …

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Charlotte, NC

Over 885,000 people live in Charlotte, and roughly 10% of them are over the age of 65. Every year, a rising number of people in this older age group of the city’s population are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other related cognitive disorders. Many of these individuals need specialized care within months or years of their …

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Denver, CO

Approximately 11% of Denver’s more than 725,000 residents are seniors over the age of 65, which makes Alzheimer’s and dementia a significant concern for the city. This is reflected in the growing number of Alzheimer’s related deaths in the community. Between 2014 and 2018, these deaths increased by nearly 23%, while the total number of …

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Austin, TX

Austin is the state capital of Texas and home to nearly 1 million people. Nearly 9% of the city’s population is seniors aged 65 and over, which is down somewhat from the senior share of the city’s population in 2010. Despite this, the rate of Alzheimer’s deaths has jumped by 38.5% just in the four …

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Seattle, WA

In Seattle, seniors ages 65 and older comprise approximately 12.3% of the city’s population, for a total of over 92,700 residents. While this percentage of senior residents is significantly less than the United States’ average of 16%, Alzheimer’s disease is a growing threat that caused nearly 12% of the city’s total deaths in 2018. In fact, data from …

Top 10 Memory Care Communities in San Diego, CA

Over 1.4 million people live in San Diego, California, 12.3% of whom are aged 65 or older. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and memory loss affect a growing number of older adults each year. In San Diego alone, Alzheimer’s causes more than 1,500 deaths annually, and that number is rising. Between 2014 and 2018, …

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Portland, OR

Approximately 655,000 people call Portland, Oregon, home, and 12.3% are aged 65 and older. As seniors live longer, rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are increasing in many regions, and that’s true in Portland where Alzheimer’s-related deaths rose from 268 per year in 2014 to 383 in 2018, a jump of 42.9%. By …

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Naples, FL

Over 50% of Naples residents are aged 65 or older, and that means Alzheimer’s, dementia and other age-related issues are major health concerns in the city and the surrounding areas. Thankfully, recent advances in dementia care have led to a major drop in Alzheimer’s deaths in Naples, where dementia-related deaths fell by 34.7% between 2014 and …

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is home to over 1.5 million residents, and 11.8% of people living in the city are aged 65 and older. Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia impact a growing number of seniors each year, and this is especially true in San Antonio where these diseases claim hundreds of lives on an annual basis. According to the …

The Top Five Dementia Medications For Seniors

COVID-19 Update: Many caregivers and seniors are searching for ways to support and connect with their loved ones while maintaining isolation and social distancing guidelines. We’ve compiled a list of 10 essential products to help older adults stay happy, healthy and connected, whether they are aging in place at home or in an assisted living …

The Three Most Common Types of Dementia and Their Differences

Dementia is a disease that affects millions of seniors in the US every year, causing irreversible loss of memory and functioning. Caregivers of loved ones suffering from dementia should know that there are several different types of the condition, each with its own unique symptoms, as well as some similarities across the board. It can …

5 Non-medical, Natural Alzheimer’s Treatments that Work

Alzheimer’s disease ranks sixth in the list of top mortality causes in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that there are 5.8 million Americans afflicted with the disease, and this number is expected to triple in the next 40 years as the baby boomer population ages. The three most common types of dementia are …

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss… What’s the Difference?

People tend to use “Alzheimer’s” as a catchall term for memory loss in older adults, but Alzheimer’s disease is only one form of dementia affecting people around the world. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it’s important to understand the differences, especially if a loved one is facing a new diagnosis. In …

Dealing with Early On-Set Dementia – An Interview with Holly Eburne

Holly Eburne is a life energy coach who has a background in physical therapy, and also has personal experience with early on-set dementia as her husband was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia at the age of 57. Holly was kind enough to share some of her personal experiences along with practical advice for caregivers in the interview …

Common Alzheimer’s Care Concerns for Home Caregivers

An Alzheimer’s Patient Caregiver – For a loved One A caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient often does not realize the emotional and physical strain it will be on their own health in general. When someone first is told their loved one has this disease, it is quite a shock for them and the whole family. …

Diagnosis and Management of Sundowner’s Syndrome

Sundowner syndrome, known as sundowning, or night-time dementia, is a condition that increases confusion and disorientation during sunset or sunrise. It is most common in elderly residents who have established dementia, Alzheimer disease, delirium, or those who have had surgeries. Not all people who have these ailments will experience sundowning, but as each person reacts …

Memory Impairment Q & A with Merilee Griffin of Memo Touch

We recently interviewed Merilee Griffin, PHD, the founder and president  of Memo Touch. Dr. Griffin developed Memo as an interactive device to help those with memory impairment maintain their independence as long as possible while helping to lessen the demands placed upon caregivers.  She cared for her mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s and recognized that there was a need for a simplistic and …

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s – Are They the Same Thing?

As a person ages, their chances of being diagnosed with certain diseases grows with them. For example, the elderly are more susceptible to diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s than their younger counterparts. These two diseases commonly strike older patients and both are often used interchangeably when describing memory loss. What many people are unaware …