November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Both personal and professional caregivers take special care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s every day, but November is an extra-special month. That’s because November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
Now’s a good time to take a moment and appreciate both our residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones. Alzheimer’s is one of the most challenging diseases to live with, and we recognize the toll it takes on families.
While there is no cure at the moment, there are treatments to slow the progression of symptoms and improve quality of life. As we hope and pray for research to find a cure, please reach out to The Christian Village at Mason staff or the Alzheimer’s Association to help cope with the daily demands of the disease.
What We Do
At The Christian Village at Mason, we care for our residents who have Alzheimer’s in our home-like Memory Care living option and through programming. Our highly skilled and compassionate Memory Care staff provide specific, individualized attention in a dignified, loving way. This year we also launched Opening Minds through Art, an intergenerational art program for people with dementia, that provides a creative, social outlet, focusing on what our residents can still do.
National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
- President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983
- There were fewer than 2 million Americans with Alzheimer’s in 1983*
- There are almost 5.4 million Americans living with the disease today*
*Source: Alzheimer’s Association
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