Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month


Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

  • 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.


(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care at Eagan Pointe Senior Living

Eagan Pointe Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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Art and Performance

June 18th, 2018

In these past few weeks, we have decorated flower pots and watched a wonderful performance!

Decorating Pots

The ladies from Garden Cove 3 worked hard at decorating the pots that they plan on growing some herbs in throughout the summer!

 

Eagle Scout Performance

Eagan Pointe Senior Living was asked to help a student from Eastview High School achieve his National Eagle Scout Association Award. Henry, a high school sophomore, wanted to bring music to the senior community and chose Eagan Pointe Senior Living. He conducted a small brass ensemble for about 5-6 songs and a composition he wrote himself. The residents were really impressed with his music and leadership skills. Henry is coming back to do small group performances for the Garden Cove residents, too!

Eagle Scout Performance at Eagan Pointe Senior Living

Eagle Scout Performance at Eagan Pointe Senior Living

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Happy Father’s Day

June 15th, 2018

Happy Father’s Day to all the extraordinary dads at Eagan Pointe Senior Living!

Happy Father's Day

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