Every year we have four days of celebrating Christmas in July! We did Christmas carols with Amy & Adams. We even have a tree and a roaring fire! It was a great time singing. We also had a made-to-order Christmas morning breakfast with Christmas pastries and Christmas candy. Everything was decorated in the Christmas spirit. To end our four days of fun, we also showed a holiday movie with hot cocoa, snickerdoodle cookies, and snowball bingo! What a cool way to end the month of July!
Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.
5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.
(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & 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.
Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
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.
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.
Here are some pictures from Celebrating and Honoring All Men, a celebration for the men at Southview Senior Living. What a great day! Rob Ellos presented a program about the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger. They really enjoyed it. We also had their favorite man foods: pizza, beer, and chocolate sundaes. What a fun time!
We have some wonderful women here at Southview Senior Living!
Here are pictures from our Women’s Day celebration. We honored all women that day with corsages, a luncheon brunch, and entertainment with Carol McCormick. It was a special day! In the end, we raffled off the beautiful yellow flower centerpieces.
Here is our resident, Marie Paulson, feeding a pair of geese. They come every day to be fed by her and have a nest on the building next door.