Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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Do you have a loved one that is affected with memory loss? One of the most common causes of dementia is Alzheimer’s. This month, the month of November, is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

It’s estimated that there are approximately 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. In the U.S., an estimated 5.5 million people have this disease.

As a loved one, it can be hard to watch your family member go through this disease but it’s important to be aware and knowledgeable of what to look for when it comes to Alzheimer’s.

Here are the 10 warning signs to watch for from the Alzheimer’s Association below:

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgement
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

At Vista Prairie Communities, we have many memory care options for seniors. Our primary focus is to provide an attentive and caring environment for seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our program is full of activities for dementia patients that help relieve the anxiety, confusion and frustration that impact each resident’s daily life.

The trained staff at each of our senior living communities recognize that we can dramatically improve our residents’ quality of life by maintaining their dignity and individuality, encouraging engagement with family and friends and offering attractive and personalized living accommodations.

If you would like to explore your options for a memory care community for a loved one, please contact us at  952-837-0540.

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