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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: Enhancing Awareness and Prevention

June 21, 2023
June is observed as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, providing us with an opportunity to shed light on this debilitating condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that primarily affects older adults, causing memory loss, cognitive decline, and changes in behavior. This month we are aiming to raise awareness about the disease and emphasize the importance of prevention strategies in a long-term care facility.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. It is a condition that affects the brain, leading to the gradual decline of memory, thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out daily activities. While the exact cause of Alzheimer's is still unknown, several risk factors have been identified, including age, genetics, family history, and certain lifestyle choices.

Raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease is crucial for early detection and effective management. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities play a significant role in promoting awareness among both residents and staff members. Darby Glenn plays a vital role in providing person-centered care for residents with Alzheimer's. By creating an environment that fosters dignity, respect, and empathy, we are able to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with this condition.

While there is no guaranteed way to prevent Alzheimer's, certain lifestyle choices can potentially reduce the risk and promote brain health. At Darby Glenn, we strive to provide an environment where residents can receive regular physical exercise, a balanced diet, mental stimulation through puzzles and games, and social engagement. Our Activities Department always promotes fun activities to engage our residents, including gardening, music, crafts, and social clubs. These activities enhance cognitive function, reduce stress, and create a supportive and stimulating environment for our residents.

Providing person-centered care is essential for individuals living with Alzheimer's. At Darby Glenn, we prioritize understanding the unique needs and preferences of residents, creating individualized care plans, and fostering a supportive and compassionate environment. This includes maintaining familiar routines, staffing trained Nursing Aides that can build relationships with our residents, and providing emotional support to residents and their families throughout their journey.

June serves as a time to advocate for increased research funding, better care practices, and public policies that support individuals with Alzheimer's. We often participate in fundraisers, community events, and awareness campaigns to support ongoing research. The Walk for Alzheimer’s Association is an amazing program that gives our team the resources we need to provide a healthy, stimulating environment for our residents.

Alzheimer's poses significant challenges for both individuals and their caregivers. Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month is a reminder of the importance of understanding, prevention, and support for those affected by this condition. Darby Glenn has a unique opportunity to enhance awareness, promote brain health, and provide person-centered care to individuals living with Alzheimer's disease. By prioritizing early detection, creating supportive environments, and offering strong support, we are able to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by this complex neurological disorder.

For more information on Alzheimer's disease, click the button below to visit the Alzheimer's Association's website.

Alzheimer's Causes and Risk Factors

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