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What is Memory Care?

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Katy Miller

As we grow older, forgetting a few things here and there is to be expected; in fact, absent-mindedness is fairly common. When memory loss becomes more than just a little absent-mindedness, it might be a sign of a degenerative illness such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Although memory processing may slow with age, forgetting details like your home address or the current year are signs of a considerably different issue. (more…)

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Making the Moments Count

Posted on November 24, 2013 by Atria Senior Living

November marked National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and education and fundraising are thriving to help those facing the demands of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. But, if you and your family are directly affected, you know that what you are experiencing isn’t contained to one designated month of the year. Regular, routine activities can feel like chores, communication can be difficult and family dynamics can get lost in a sea of tasks. (more…)

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The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Posted on November 17, 2013 by Atria Senior Living

A frequently asked question to staff members at assisted living communities is what the difference is between Alzheimer’s and dementia?

When an individual begins to display signs of memory loss and confusion, the most common fear is that the symptoms are related to Alzheimer's disease, or AD. However, these symptoms can have a variety of causes that may or may not be the result of AD. (more…)

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Music and Alzheimer’s

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Atria Senior Living

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects memory, thoughts and behavior. It is a form of dementia that progressively gets worse. There is currently no cure for the disease; however, treatments are available to deal with the symptoms. (more…)

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