Memory Care

alzheimers month

Recognizing the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the perfect time to learn more about this debilitating disease.   According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia, “a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion.” In fact, Alzheimer’s disease, and vascular dementia account for nine out of ten cases of dementia. Symptoms may include:  Memory …

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What Do You Do When Your Parents Need Different Levels of Care

Your parents have spent decades together – building and enjoying a life with each other. They figured out how to overcome challenges, both big and small, making it through a lifetime together. As they age, their need for care may be different, and it can be hard to understand how to help. Despite what may …

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Recap of EVENT with DR SCOTT SMALL – FORGETTING: THE BENEFITS OF NOT REMEMBERING

Noble Horizons was honored to host Dr. Scott Small as he discussed his latest book and insights into memory loss and Alzheimer’s. You can view the recording by CLICKING HERE. Scott A. Small is a physician specializing in aging and dementia and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University, where he is the director of …

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The Benefits of Music in Memory Care

When it comes to finding the right Senior Living Community, especially one that includes a Memory Care area, be sure to inquire if and how they incorporate music into the program.  We retain the ability to feel joy – and we often can get that experience from music. Music can help people living with dementia access memories, …

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Questions to Ask While Touring a Senior Living Community

Finding the right senior living community for you or a loved one can be intimidating, as we wrote in a recent blog post which you can read here. However, once you’ve gathered all your information and, narrowed down your list of communities that meet your needs, you’ll want to start touring communities to make sure it’s a good fit.  Touring …

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Therapy Animals and the Difference They Make

If you are a pet owner, you’ve probably experienced the many therapeutic and emotional benefits that animals provide. It can be something as simple as coming home after a bad day and being greeted very enthusiastically by your dog or taking your horse for a long trail ride.  Pets are great at helping us get …

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What Does “Memory Care” Mean?

Memory Care is a program or level of specialized care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dedicated areas of senior living communities provide safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the well-being of residents. You’ll also find programs, activities, and events that are designed to help memory care residents …

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Why Senior Living is Beneficial to Happy Aging

When thinking about aging, negative associations often follow – will I have trouble getting around, will I face health issues, will I be alone…That said, a positive attitude can transform the experience of aging.   Decades of research on ‘happy aging’ has confirmed that a positive outlook can improve one’s emotional and physical health throughout the …

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Top Memory Games to Exercise the Mind

While physical exercise and daily movement are key to living a healthy life, mental exercise for brain health and dexterity are equally as important and memory games are one of the most effective and entertaining ways of getting your mind and memory in shape.   A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry associated activities like reading books or …

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