November 18, 2022

The Parkway Senior Living Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Category: Memory Care

Author: Kiralin Maiorino, Memory Care Director

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’s a progressive disease that affects the memory, behavior, language, and activities of daily living. Individuals who have Alzheimer’s will need higher levels of care to ensure their safety and ability to do everyday things. There is not a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease; however, there are medications available to help treat the symptoms and help slow the progression of the disease.

We can help and engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease by providing a structured routine in a calm and safe environment. Providing enrichment engagements through activities, music, and sensory settings are beneficial. Encouraging and helping with care and hygiene to help them feel successful and to feel at home is also important.

Someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can benefit from life in the Parkway Memory Care Neighborhood. We provide many enrichments, engagement activities. We do not criticize our residents, but rather encourage them to do the best of their ability and we help where it is needed. We meet them at their level and in their reality to be able to provide engagement through physical, creative, and mental activities. We encourage families to be involved in enrichment programs with their loved ones to help during the progression of the disease. Our goal is to ensure their safety, happiness, and to make our Neighborhood feel like home.

At The Parkway 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.

The Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near St. Mary’s Medical Center and St. Luke’s Eastwith convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Adams Point Golf Course, KC Royals Stadum, KC Chiefs Stadium, Sporting KC, KC Comets, KC Mavericks, Adams Dairy Landing, and Blue Springs Parks, Trails, and Lakes .

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