Articles on "Alzheimer’s Care and Memory Care"

March 18, 2014 1:20 pm

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Still Years Away

Boston Globe reports that the headlines last week touted the promise of a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — a simple, non-invasive way to detect the condition before symptoms occur. It measures levels of 10 lipids or fats circulating in the blood, and a study of 525 healthy seniors published in Nature Medicine found that it could predict within 90 percent accuracy whether the subjects would go on to develop memory loss or other symptoms five years later. The test could be a [...]

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship
March 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship

Alice Heiderman has always been a dog person. Throughout her life, she’s been the proud owner of many wonderful dogs. However, when she met Lily, the therapy dog at Morningside House of Friendship in Hanover, Md., what had always been an interest turned into a passion. Lily’s special breed of puppy love has helped improve Alice’s physical and emotional wellbeing. After graduating from high school, Alice took a job at W.R. Grace and Company, a chemical company near Baltimore, Md. [...]

The Best is Yet to Come–Kensington Park
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

The Best is Yet to Come–Kensington Park

By Christy Brudin “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” croons Tony Bennett in “The Best Is Yet to Come.” Albert (“Al”) and Anne Fishman couldn’t agree more. Al, a former music executive who promoted many of Mr. Bennett’s hit records, and Anne, a former teacher, spent a lot of time planning the perfect retirement. Now, they look forward to seeing exactly what their future holds. Residents of Kensington Park Senior Living in Kensington, Md., the Fishmans enjoy the variety of activities [...]

September 18, 2013 3:44 pm

Demand for Dementia Care Spurs Development

A recent Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Report Demand for seniors housing units is intensifying thanks to a rapidly improving housing market. The sharp increase in home prices over the past year fueled by historically low interest rates has boosted confidence among sellers and reduced the number of homeowners underwater on their mortgages significantly. According to housing tracker Zillow, the percent of homeowners that are upside down has plunged by 600 basis points year over year to 25.4 [...]

September 3, 2013 3:00 pm

Innovative Program Links Med Student with Alzheimer’s Patients – NBC News

Few medical students receive extensive classroom training about Alzheimer’s disease or have much experience with someone diagnosed with the incurable, brain-robbing disease. With as many as 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s — and that number expected triple by 2050 — there’s a pressing need for physicians who can recognize it, treat its symptoms, and better communicate with patients and their caregivers. That’s where the Buddy Program comes in. The program is helping improve medical student knowledge and familiarity with [...]

A Perfect Arrangement–Kensington Park Senior Living
August 14, 2013 6:27 pm

A Perfect Arrangement–Kensington Park Senior Living

By Christy Brudin Sherry and Susie Johnston spend their days picking flowers and sorting blooms to make flower arrangements perfect for every occasion. As they choose the flowers, they think about color, scale and balance: just like their father taught them. As the owners and operators of Suburban Florist in Bethesda, Md., the sisters are carrying on a family legacy that began when their father, Hugh, and their mother, Janet, opened the shop more than 56 years ago. While building [...]

June 24, 2013 1:38 pm

People on the Move – Dementia Experts Win the Community Business Partnership’s Business Plan Competition

FIT Interactive, a start-up company from Falls Church, VA, has won the Community Business Partnership’s 12th annual Business Plan Competition for its FIT Kits™, dementia care engagement products that help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and those who care about them. FIT Kits™ are the creation of two Northern Virginia gerontologists and dementia care experts, Karen Love and Elia Femia, PhD. Matt Whitaker, one of the competition judges, noted that the FIT Kits™ business plan [...]

June 24, 2013 12:59 pm

Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease: 10 Things You Should Know

Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease: 10 Things You Should Know, According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 1. “Old age” is not an excuse. 2. Look for patterns. 3. Symptoms can mimic other conditions. 4. Not every case is the same. 5. Alzheimer’s impacts day-to-day living. 6. Alzheimer’s disease has cognitive symptoms. 7. Alzheimer’s disease has behavioral symptoms. 8. Check out warning signs. 9. Diagnosis is 90 percent accurate. 10. Don’t just take the diagnosis and run. For more details on [...]

The Life You Love
April 4, 2013 7:21 pm

The Life You Love

Advertorial  Discover the Support You Need to Live the Life You Love  In North Wales, The Solana® Horsham offers senior accommodations that truly make a difference. That’s because our people strive each and every day to not only meet but also exceed the expectations of our residents and their families.   Step inside The Solana Horsham, and from the moment you do, you’ll be captivated by the comfortable surroundings, the sense of security and the welcoming environment. More than just [...]

An Award-Winning Life
March 15, 2013 7:33 pm

An Award-Winning Life

By Christy Brudin During his remarkable career, Frank E. Braxton, Sr., has held positions ranging from shoemaker to political appointee. He learned several trades, pursued a few different careers and discovered a couple of passions. Frank E. Braxton, Sr.’s, lengthy resume includes positions ranging from his early work as a shoemaker to his many political appointments. While Frank’s job titles are impressive, they don’t reveal his incredible work ethic. His lifelong commitment to service is best reflected by the wide [...]