November 18, 2022
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, bringing the plight of those facing the diagnosis, and the need for a cure, to the forefront. Today, there are more than 6.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and while research continues, a cure is yet to be identified. Arrow Senior Living is working to heighten awareness of Alzheimer’s disease during the month of November through discussion and education.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease that affects one’s memory, behavior, language, and participation in activities of daily living. Individuals living with Alzheimer’s are challenging in many ways due to the changes that are occurring in the brain. Routine tasks can become overwhelming and difficult for them. Sadly, there is not a cure for Alzheimer’s. Currently there are some medications that are available to help slow the progression and help treat the symptoms. Research is underway for the cure!
We can help and engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Creating a dementia friendly environment is truly beneficial. This can be achieved by creating a routine that is familiar, holding events that are important and pleasing, meeting their needs throughout the day, making a calming environment, providing purposeful opportunities, and allowing for cognitive stimulation. Also being patient and understanding, they are doing the best they can.
We have created a Memory Care Neighborhood for our residents where they feel part of a family and can contribute to their own life by making decisions related to their care. We focus on abilities they still have rather than what they are unable to do any longer. We provide daily opportunities for socialization as well as cognitive stimulation to slow the progression of dementia.
At Gentry Park Senior Living we continue to increase our knowledge of Alzheimer’s through ongoing education, so we can better empower those living with the disease and help their families to better cope. Our Memory Care Neighborhoods maintain awareness of this disease, while offering engagement, safety, and comfort to our residents.
Gentry Park Senior Living in Bloomington, IN offers senior villas, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Recently renovated amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just south of E 3rd Street on SR 446, Gentry Park balances a peaceful, natural environment with quick access to the local shopping and attractions of greater Bloomington.
September 30, 2022
September is “National Good Neighbor Month,” and in the spirit of this special time, we would like to take the opportunity to share about a unique part of our senior living community – our Memory Care Neighborhood. Here at Gentry Park Senior Living we strive to make our Neighborhood a special place, not just for […]
June 21, 2022
As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. Mary Anne Radmacher June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, when those whose lives have been touched by memory-impairing diseases come together and raise awareness through education and support. This month includes June 21st, the summer solstice and the longest day […]