Articles on "Alzheimer’s Care and Memory Care"

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 […]

November 5, 2012 9:48 pm

Survey Reveals the Growing Concern and Impact of Alzheimer’s in U.S.

A new survey shows nearly half of U.S. adults have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease. According to a national survey for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the results also found more than seven in 10 adults, or 218 million Americans, worry about memory lossor the disease for themselves or a loved one. “Most Americans now realize how devastating this disease is for individuals, families and the country,” said Eric Reiman, M.D., executive director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI). “We […]

In Memory of RADM Mac Showers, USN (Ret.)
October 31, 2012 7:43 pm

In Memory of RADM Mac Showers, USN (Ret.)

It is with great sadness that we write to tell you of the passing of a great friend to Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook and ProAging, RADM Mac Showers, USN (Ret.) on Friday, October 19. Mac was a great friend to the Alzheimer’s Association.  He served on the board of directors of the former Northern Virginia Chapter and current National Capital Area Chapter for many years and shared his time, energy and compassion as a support group leader, Helpline counselor, education […]

October 3, 2012 7:08 pm

People on the Move – Dale Zazanis, Cohen-Rosen House

Dale Zazanis has joined  the Cohen-Rosen House family as the House Manager. A Washington D.C. native, Dale comes to us with over 25  years of experience working in healthcare. Her career began at Sibley Hospital and Veteran’s Hosital and included 13 years at a radiology group and 10 years at an orthopedic group in Bethesda, MD. After caring for her own father who had dementia, Dale focused her education on memory care and gained valuable experience at Brooke Grove Assisted Living […]

July 25, 2012 6:11 pm

Research Shows Yoga Reduces Stress For Caregivers Of Those With Dementia

Researchers have determined that yoga can help to relieve stress by reducing the associated cellular inflammation. The recent study is a follow up to the discovery by UCLA scientists that a specific type of yoga — used for brief, simple daily meditation — reduced the stress levels of people who care for those stricken by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Researchers discovered a certain form of chanting yogic meditation, practiced for 12 minutes daily for eight weeks, led to a reduction in […]