As of 2019, it’s estimated that 5.8 million people in the United States alone live with Alzheimer’s disease with the overwhelming majority of those being adults over the age of 65. It’s an intimidating number; one that has endured and has touched most of our lives in one way or another. However, hope is never far away.
While you may have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, you may not know the exact history or the different facts behind it. Even though the disease is publicly recognized by most people, many still do not fully understand its causes, symptoms, or statistics. You’ve likely clicked this blog seeking information, and HarborChase Senior Living wants to provide those answers.
Promising research regarding Alzheimer’s disease is underway, and while no cure has been discovered, the evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of developing the disease by making fundamental lifestyle changes. HarborChase Senior Living realizes the severity of this prevalent disease and wants to provide additional information about the condition. We are sharing a few tips that promote brain health and help identify risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.
When a loved one is experiencing mild memory loss or mild dementia, providing the level of care they may require can be challenging. Seniors with memory impairments such as dementia can have trouble maintaining their routines, accomplishing everyday tasks, and socializing with others. Managing all of the aspects of a loved one’s life is very overwhelming. HarborChase Senior Living has created The Sound to help those needing assistance with loved ones facing mild memory care loss.
Topics: Memory Care
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “depressive disorders are an under-recognized condition and often are untreated or under-treated among older adults.” Because depressive disorders are not diagnosed in older adults, many seniors can suffer from anxiety and depression without their families or physicians being aware of the issue at all.