June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month


June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 22nd, 2017

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month-Southview Senior Living

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn more, take action, and spread awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes problems with memory, thought process, and behavior. It is the leading cause of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. People with Alzheimer’s experience issues with memory, communicating, learning, thinking, and reasoning that are severe enough to impact work, social, and family life.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, although as our insights into the disease continue to develop, there are new treatments on the horizon.

Current Statistics
  • More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 91,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One-third of people aged 85 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.

https://youtu.be/aLsVS0lrRD0 (video: Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter offers suggestions of ways to learn more get involved during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.
Memory Care At Southview Senior Living

Southview Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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For our Fathers Day Celebration we had Rob Ello’s come in and talk about the Apollo Space program and brought lots of props for his program. The guys loved it, they all thought it was great!!! The guys had beer and plenty of pizza, as you can tell by all the empty pizza boxes. We also had chocolate chip sundaes, nobody left hungry. What a great celebration, Happy Fathers Day to all!

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June 18th, 2017

Happy Father’s Day to all of the very special father figure’s out there, from Southview Senior Living!

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Sunday Music Program

June 13th, 2017

This past Sunday afternoon music program, Monroe Wright performed some wonderful music for our tenants, we had a great time! He sang songs they could sing along to, plus we had popcorn & lemonade. What more could you ask for other than food & music!

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Painting Bird Houses

June 12th, 2017

Our tenants had fun painting bird houses and butterflies, that we hang on the trees outside to decorate the trees, they really  got into it, paint everywhere, what fun they had!

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Memory Care Planting Flowers!

June 5th, 2017

We have an annual flower garden planting in our Memory Care unit! One of our tenants, Marg Medina who came down to help us plant, has been a gardener all her life. She was great, we really needed her help. Everyone enjoyed their time gardening, it was a beautiful day to be gardening.

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