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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month


At Sagora Senior Living we are constantly creating new experiences to engage our residents and find exciting ways to showcase our amazing communities and how we truly embrace each moment we create together! This month we are standing up for Alzheimer’s and brain awareness. June marks a significant time for many, as it is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects millions of seniors and their families worldwide. This is a good time to reflect, educate, and take action to support those affected by this challenging disease.


What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory and thinking skills. Over time, it can severely impact an individual’s ability to carry out even the simplest tasks. It is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, and its symptoms can vary widely from person to person. Early signs often include difficulty remembering recent events or conversations, and as the disease progresses, it can lead to confusion, mood and behavior changes, and severe memory loss.

The Importance of Awareness

Raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Early Detection and Diagnosis:Awareness can lead to early detection and diagnosis, which can significantly improve the quality of life for those affected. Early intervention can provide more time to plan for the future and access treatments that may help manage symptoms.


  1. Support and Resources:Understanding the disease helps in connecting with support networks and resources. Caregivers and families can find comfort and guidance through support groups, hotlines, and educational programs.
  2. Research and Funding:Increased awareness often translates to more funding for research. This can lead to advancements in treatment, better care methods, and ultimately, the search for a cure.

How Seniors Can Increase Awareness

  1. Educate Yourself and Others:Knowledge is power. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease through reliable sources like the Alzheimer’s Association. Share this information with friends and family to spread awareness. Libraries, community centers, and online platforms offer a wealth of resources.


  1. Participate in Events:Many organizations host events during June to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. Participate in walks, fundraisers, or informational webinars. These events are often designed to be enjoyable and educational, providing a sense of community and support.


  1. Advocate for Change:Use your voice to advocate for policies that support Alzheimer’s research and care. Contact local representatives, sign petitions, and support legislation that funds Alzheimer’s initiatives.
  2. Volunteer Your Time:Consider volunteering at local Alzheimer’s support organizations. Whether it’s helping out at events, providing companionship to those affected, or offering your skills, every bit of help makes a difference.


  1. Share Your Story:Personal stories can have a powerful impact. If you or a loved one has been affected by Alzheimer’s, sharing your experiences can help others understand the realities of the disease and the importance of support and research.

Supporting Those Affected

If you know someone living with Alzheimer’s, there are several ways to offer support:


– Stay Connected: Regular visits, phone calls, or video chats can provide emotional support and a sense of connection.

– Offer Practical Help: Assist with daily tasks, such as grocery shopping, meal preparation, or transportation to medical appointments.

– Encourage Healthy Habits: Promote a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and cognitive exercises. Engaging in hobbies, puzzles, and social activities can help maintain brain health.

– Be Patient and Understanding: Alzheimer’s can be frustrating for both the individual and their caregivers. Patience, empathy, and understanding go a long way in providing meaningful support.

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is a time to come together to support those affected by this devastating disease. By increasing awareness, advocating for change, and offering support, we can make a significant impact in the lives of seniors and their families. Remember, every action counts, no matter how small. Together, we can work towards a future where Alzheimer’s is a distant memory.

To learn more about the Sagora experience, tour your local community today! We are proud to play a vital role in helping seniors live longer and the best life possible. With 81 communities in 12 different states, Sagora Senior Living offers seniors the chance to live in active, social communities where they can thrive on a daily basis.


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