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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. A progressive neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s disease affects more than six million Americans.

Though many older Americans see a natural change in their brain functions, Alzheimer’s disease is not one of these. It gets worse over time, causing someone to experience rapid memory loss and an inability to complete daily, routine tasks. Other symptoms include difficulty with communication, confusion and personality or mood changes.

Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease primarily affects older Americans, as the risk of contracting the disease rises significantly after age 65. As the number of Americans over age 65 rises, so too does the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.

Given its impact on society, there has been an increased effort to study Alzheimer’s disease, to find out what causes it and how it can be treated. Studies have identified risk factors and behaviors that lead to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, meaning that some breakthroughs have been made. Among these risk factors are a history of head injuries, a family history of the disease, excessive alcohol intake and poor sleep patterns. Interestingly, social isolation is also a factor.

One of Sagora Senior Living’s primary missions is to serve those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, making life comfortable and secure for residents and their families. We understand the challenges that families and their loved one’s face when navigating Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and we’re here to help. Our team of experts has crafted specialized care that aims to help residents feel sheltered in a pleasant environment, one in which they can receive quality, individualized care that considers every need.

The Sagora Pathways Memory Care Program uses a special dining experience called Dining with GRACE. This unique dining experience allows our Memory Care residents to be treated with grace and dignity in a relaxing environment, with superior service.

The program is called Dining with GRACE because it encompasses the five tiers the program is governed by; G – great food, R – respect, A – atmosphere, C – chef-prepared, E – every meal: every day.

Our Cherished Memories Collections encompass items that are intended to elicit stories and memories from the residents. Each box is filled with photos, familiar smells, recipes and any other tangible items that residents can share stories about and reminisce with. This helps residents feel secure and at home.

Over the next month, we will be focusing on Alzheimer’s disease, sharing brain-friendly foods and more information about our Memory Care programs as we seek to raise awareness about the disease.

Do you have questions? We have answers.

At Sagora Senior Living our goal is to be accessible to our residents and their families, our future associates, and our customers. To that end, we look forward to hearing from you.
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