Many people have a certain image that comes to mind when they picture memory loss: an older person wandering around confused, unable to remember where they live or what year it is. They may envision a specialized memory care neighborhood as stiff, institutionalized, and dull.
Impacting over 6 million American families, Alzheimer’s disease is a common and emotional diagnosis. And like many emotional experiences, it’s one of those things that people think only happens to other families, not theirs.
Pictures and photography have a powerful meaning in our lives. Whether it’s a grainy black and white Polaroid of a passed-on family story, a poignant professional shot of an occurrence across the world, or an amateur cell phone image of a baby’s first haircut—photos allow us to stop time, relive a moment, and evoke specific […]
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. […]
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, […]
If you have a loved one who is dealing with a form of dementia, you may be seeking or considering senior care options. Franklin Park® Senior Living knows it can be challenging to understand your options and determine which is the best choice for your family. Franklin Park® Senior Living, with Alzheimer’s and dementia care in San […]
As Alzheimer’s disease research continues, it is incredible to look back at how far the research and our understanding of the disease have come. While most think Alzheimer’s disease research began somewhat recently, you may be shocked to know it started in the early 1900s! However, due to the technological restraints of the time, the […]
Alzheimer’s disease has become recognized as a condition that a growing number of seniors and their caregivers face every day. It can be hard to understand Alzheimer’s disease, which is why Franklin Park® Senior Living wants to help our readers and share some general information and historical facts that can be helpful to you and […]
Making sure aging loved ones stay engaged and active is a crucial part of their happiness. At Franklin Park® Senior Living, we firmly believe in providing a warm and delightful environment for our residents, especially those who are in need of memory care. That is why we offer the Franklin Park® Refreshing Waters® Memory Care. […]
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 […]