Alzheimer’s and dementia will affect everyone at some point. Whether it is a friend, neighbor, parent, loved one or you work with as a caregiver – someone you know, love or care for will be impacted.
These Are the Facts and Figures About Alzheimer’s
Even though the statistics are scary it is important to stay informed. The more you know about Alzheimer’s and dementia the more you can recognize early warning signs, separate Alzheimer’s facts from myths, or learn how to handle the emotional diagnosis of a loved one.
Here’s a Great Infographic from the Alzheimer’s Association
How Many Americans Have Alzheimer’s Disease?
The Alzheimer’s Association reports more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and someone in the U.S. develops the disease every 66 seconds. This is why The Memory Center communities are dedicated to providing care specifically to those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
People with dementia struggle to separate memory from the physical state of present-day living and research shows meaningful, structured activities focus and engage the aging mind, which eases common symptoms of boredom and agitation. All Memory Center programs are designed to inspire purpose, validate actions and invigorate while providing the highest quality of life for residents.
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Contact us to get more information on our programs in Virgina Beach, Richmond, VA or Atlanta, GA. Or read more about our structured daily activities designed to help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia to live well.