Articles on "Alzheimer’s Care and Memory Care"

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place
August 21, 2014 1:56 pm

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place

Love. Laughter. Joy. These are singularly human experiences—and they are essential to a good life, regardless of age or ability. In fact, individuals who are coping with cognitive or physical disabilities may need these experiences even more. Such is certainly the case with people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders. At Arbor Place, a private assisted living residence offering dementia care in Rockville, Md., visitors will see plenty of love, laughter and joy—from the staff members […]

All Inclusive–Forest Hills of D.C.
August 21, 2014 1:54 pm

All Inclusive–Forest Hills of D.C.

Consumers often associate the words “all inclusive” with resort hotels and cruise ships. However, some local innovators are applying the term inclusive more broadly and offering inclusive senior living. Inclusive senior living is certainly all inclusive. It is a principle that welcomes residents and families of all faiths and religious backgrounds, as well as individuals from all walks of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or identity. Beyond welcoming a diverse population of residents, the concept also […]

Best Design Practices for Dementia Care Facilities
August 14, 2014 7:34 pm

Best Design Practices for Dementia Care Facilities

Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently published a white paper, “Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.” The extensive report details best design practices and other considerations concerning residential care settings for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Release of this report comes as incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is escalating nationwide. Currently, it is estimated that more than 5 million Americans are living with the brain disorder, and […]

Alzheimer’s: The facts and Figures
April 29, 2014 9:17 pm

Alzheimer’s: The facts and Figures

alzheimer’s association report sheds new light on scope of disease According to the 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke, continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise – increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010. “Unfortunately, today there are no Alzheimer’s survivors. If you have Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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 […]