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5 Common Myths About Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s or Dementia

  As we age, it’s normal to consider our risk of developing certain health conditions, including Alzheimer’s or dementia. If you have loved ones with dementia, you might be worried about your own risk of developing memory loss or dementia. Information and misinformation is plentiful when it comes to Alzheimer’s risk and dementia. Here are five common myths about your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and facts to dispel those myths. Myth: If I live long enough, I will eventually develop Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Fact: Yes, there are more cases of dementia today because the average life span has increased, and risk increases with age, but not all adults will develop Alzheimer’s or dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three senior adults dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. The World Health Organization estimates that just five to eight percent of the general population over age 60 is living with dementia. Nearly 14 percent of the population over age 71 has some form of dementia. Myth: I will develop Alzheimer’s disease because it runs in my family. Fact: Risk of dementia does run in families, but genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia isn’t a guarantee that you will develop dementia. People with a genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease can lower their risk by making brain-healthy lifestyle choices. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular physical activity, a healthy diet and keeping your brain active through lifelong learning may help reduce the risk of dementia as you age. Myth: Brain games are the only way to protect against dementia. Fact: Specially designed “brain games”...

The Cottages Blog Listed in Top 100 Senior Blogs

The Cottages Blog was rated in the top 100 blogs of 2019 for Seniors and Caregivers Frisco, Texas, October 8, 2019 – The Cottages organization ranks among the best memory care communities in Texas. With facilities designed specifically for those living from Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, The Cottages ensure their residents have the highest quality of life. And now, their blog is rated among the top 100 blogs on the web for seniors, families, and caregivers. Feedspot, a massive database with over 100,000 influential bloggers categorized into over 1,500 niche markets, recently published their list of the top 100 most informative and influential blogs dedicated to providing information to seniors, their families and senior caregivers on all topics relevant to them. From among many other senior blogs on the web, The Cottages was ranked as one of the best. The Cottages blog is designed to provide useful information for caregivers and loved ones of those who live with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory disorders. Featuring monthly articles on a variety of topics ranging from the latest in cutting edge research on the best environments for memory care residents, to supporting loved ones during holidays and combating loneliness in seniors. Written in a clear and concise tone, each article is designed to provide relevant information for the time of year, recent applicable news and research, and helpful tips, tricks and inside information on helping loved ones living with memory disorders live their best lives. The Cottages’ slogan, “We’re All About Life,” set the standard for residential memory care in Texas. With four locations, each one is designed using the...