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Recognizing Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June 28, 2024
Happy National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Jefferson Healthcare Center staff celebrated with our wonderful residents and their families.

The Forget-Me-Not flower symbolizes our commitment to remember and honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease, a challenging neurodegenerative disorder that leads to memory loss and cognitive decline. Together, we stand strong in raising awareness and supporting our community.

At Jefferson Healthcare, we see the direct effects of Alzheimer's disease daily through our dedicated Memory Care Unit. This specialized unit provides compassionate care and support to residents battling memory loss, ensuring they receive the dignified, personalized care they deserve. It's crucial to support organizations like the Alzheimer's Association that work tirelessly to find a cure and offer resources for families affected by this devastating disease. By raising awareness and participating in community events, we can help bring hope and support to those in need.

The brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease include the presence of abnormal protein deposits, such as amyloid plaques and tau tangles, which disrupt communication between brain cells and eventually cause cell death. These changes typically begin in areas of the brain involved in learning and memory before spreading to other regions, leading to widespread brain damage over time.

In addition to memory loss, Alzheimer's disease can cause a range of symptoms, including confusion, disorientation, difficulty with language and communication, impaired judgment, and changes in mood and behavior. As the disease progresses, individuals may require increasing levels of assistance with daily activities, and ultimately, it can lead to severe disability and loss of independence.

Research into Alzheimer's disease is ongoing, with efforts focused on understanding its underlying causes, developing diagnostic tools for earlier detection, and exploring potential treatments to slow or halt its progression. While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, some medications may help temporarily alleviate symptoms or slow their progression in some individuals. Additionally, lifestyle factors such as regular physical exercise, a healthy diet, and cognitive stimulation may help support brain health and potentially reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

For more information about our memory care, call our administrative team at (440) 576-0060 or through the contact form below.

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