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Alzheimer’s Disease and Genetics: Does it Run in the Family?

When a family member receives an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, it has an emotional impact on the whole family. It can bring forth a lot of difficult emotions, decisions, and questions. As your parent or loved one starts facing the challenges that come with memory loss, you might start asking yourself important questions regarding their diagnosis. […]

3 Common Types of Dementia

Dementia itself is not a disease; it is an overall term that describes significant changes in the brain characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, it is not the only form. Franklin Park Senior Living in and around San Antonio, […]

Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience

At Franklin Park Senior Living, we love to highlight activities that our residents enjoy and that make a difference in their lives. We’re delighted to spotlight Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience program provided by The Landing at Stone Oak. Armchair Travel activities can be used with a wide variety of people experiencing all stages of dementia. The […]

More Than Meets the Nose: Advantages of Aromatherapy

Remember the adage, “the nose knows?” Our sense of smell has a powerful impact on other systems in our body. Oils have been used for generations but recently as more and more people are beginning to examine the true benefits of essential oils. Several studies have found aromatherapy to be an efficacious, non-pharmacological therapy. Franklin […]

Recognizing Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

For many people, thinking about aging brings up a nagging fear: Alzheimer’s Disease. That fear starts to grow if your spouse starts to act confused or forget things. Since November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, it’s a good time to take a closer look at some of the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s. There’s no […]