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Stand Up to the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day

Each year on the longest day of the year — the summer solstice on June 21 — participants from around the globe join together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Longest Day events worldwide raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. In the U.S. alone, more than five million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By the year 2050, this number is expected to rise as high as 16 million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The Longest Day is a global effort to fund research efforts until together we can end Alzheimer’s. June 21 is the day with the most light. The Longest Day symbolizes the dark and difficult journey faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to turn their passions and hobbies into unique experiences they can share with others as they participate in The Longest Day to honor those living with the disease. Watch this video and be inspired. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ff3uXoOuJLw” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Here’s how you can participate in The Longest Day 2019: Select an activity you love. Do something you love — or honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer’s, or someone you’ve lost by selecting his or her favorite hobby. Pick a way to participate. Start or join a team, host an event, or register as an individual. Choose the way that works best for you! Learn more here. Raise money to move the cause forward. To advance research...

The Cottages Offer Specialized Living for Seniors with Memory Loss

Frisco, Texas, June 8, 2019 – Having to move a loved one into an assisted living facility can be emotionally and mentally draining. It is especially challenging when that loved one suffers from memory loss. At The Cottages, seniors live in a safe, familiar, and stimulating environment explicitly designed to mitigate challenges they may face with their memory loss. The Cottages are implementing innovative techniques and programming to create a stimulating environment, perfect for seniors dealing with Alzheimer’’s or dementia. All of The Cottages’ communities offer scheduled activities designed by Alzheimer’s-trained staff. The staff brings outside experts into the communities to teach new skills and give demonstrations. The Cottages have built a safe environment that balances independence with community and assistance with daily tasks as needed. With multiple communities across Texas, The Cottages have convenient locations to alleviate any long drives for residents’ families. The organization encourages family visits and interactions within the community, operating with an open-door policy so family members can engage with their loved ones at any point. The home-like feel at each of The Cottages residences has a foundation in research from the Mayo clinic with memory assisted visuals like color codes, so residents have an easier time identifying their townhome. With beautifully built common areas and a large backyard, residents are able to avoid isolation and enjoy as much socialization as they like. The Cottages staff goes through extensive training in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lewy Body dementia, so they are prepared to monitor each resident for well-being, safety and medical needs as their disease progresses. With 24-hour staffing and connections to mobile labs and...