Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are a caregiver to a family member that is over the age of 65, has been diagnosed with dementia, has poor hearing or vision, or is dealing with multiple medical issues, he or she is at a higher risk of developing delirium.
Reading Time: 3 minutes At Woodland Ridge, we know the impact an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can have on family, friends, and loved ones. While an adult may understand what it means for their loved one and their relationship, children often do not.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While Alzheimer’s disease facts are abundant, you may not know where to start. Before we go over the history of Alzheimer’s disease, though, Woodland Ridge would like to note the treatments available for those dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or a way to reverse the effects it Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes As we age, more severe health problems start to become more common. Unfortunately, the most common tend to regard brain health rather than a physical health problem. Issues like cognitive impairment or memory impairment can be caused by many sources. Some of these causes can be reversed with treatment. However, some, like Alzheimer’s, can only Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Finding activities for a parent with a memory impairment can be an overwhelming task. Their skill level may be declining, and finding pastimes mom or dad can succeed in may require considerable thought and effort. However, creating meaningful activities for your parent, not just ones to pass the time, is essential to their health and Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Caring for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be a difficult and challenging emotional journey. Often times these diseases can cause a person to exhibit challenging behavior including verbal and physical outbursts or inappropriate habits. These behaviors can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for you and even harmful Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Memory care communities are designed for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia but do not require the intense skilled care of a nursing home. Traditionally, as someone progressed through the stages of the illness, if they could not live at home, their only option was to move into a nursing home. Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness, which was started by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. At the time, there were fewer than 2 million Americans living with the disease, now that number has soared to 5.4 million. Words like dementia and Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming and stressful when thinking about how they could affect the Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve worked with many family caregivers over the years, and we’ve learned how common it is for these caregivers to feel frustrated and alone. Often, family caregivers intuitively know their loved ones have had a change of some sort, but sometimes there is not a clear diagnosis to explain the changes. Those feelings of isolation Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Her enthusiasm is contagious. She’s always busy helping someone, holding someone’s hand, or giving a listening ear and a compassionate smile to the residents at Woodland Ridge’s memory care neighborhood. Keeta Keeton, Woodland Ridge’s memory care engagement manager, has always had a passion for caregiving. Keeta Keeton is Smyrna Memory Care embodied. Keeton, a Read More