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September 5, 2018
To a certain extent, memory loss is a natural part of the aging process. As we age, changes in the brain slow our ability to recall information, the hormones and proteins that help generate new brain cells are decreased, and blood flow to the brain is also reduced—all impacting our memory. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for seniors and their loved ones to brush off memory issues as just a natural part of aging. However, in many cases, memory loss can be a sign of a more serious condition.
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that leads to memory, thinking and behavioral issues that go far beyond age-related memory loss. Symptoms are often slow to develop and over time become severe enough to interfere with even the most basic of daily tasks.
While researchers are working to better understand this disease which impacts so many, diagnostic tests and treatment options continue to be limited. And, currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s.
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it’s important for them to seek care and support right away. At Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, our memory care communities provide specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s. Our safe and secure setting and professionally design programs encourages seniors to maintain their independence and their dignity. Contact us today to learn more about our memory care communities.
Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s and join with ESLC staff in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year’s walk will take place Saturday, October 20 at Frontier Field. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the walk is at 10:00 am.
Once again, Team ESLC will be participating in this fun and inspiring event to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s. If you are unable to walk, please consider making a donation to the team. Please help spread the word and share this info with coworkers who do not have access to email.
The end of Alzheimer’s starts with each of us. Together, we can (and will) make a difference!