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November 18, 2022

Vitalia Senior Residences at Strongsville Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Category: Memory Care

Author: Maria Sady, Memory Care Director

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, bringing the plight of those facing the diagnosis, and the need for a cure, to the forefront. Today, there are more than 6.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and while research continues, a cure is yet to be identified. Arrow Senior Living is working to heighten awareness of Alzheimer’s disease during the month of November through discussion and education.

Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain disease that destroys memory and other mental functions. It is the most common type of dementia. It is a disease that progresses through stages, beginning with mild memory loss, eventually leading to the inability to carry out the simplest tasks. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, but there are management strategies and medications that help treat the symptoms.

There are ways to help and engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Getting to know the person is very important. Knowing their likes and dislikes, background, religion, work, and hobbies is essential. Engage in one-on-one conversations to establish trust. Invite and guide them, while assisting as needed. Each person experiences its symptoms differently, so establish a routine, be patient, flexible, and always stay positive.

Our Neighborhood model for Memory Care is smaller with a homelike setting providing an environment that is more familiar and less overwhelming for the residents. Living in a Memory Care Neighborhood where everyone knows each other increases socialization and independence. Resident’s physical, social, and emotional needs are better met. The Neighborhood not only centers around the environment, but safety and security as well. It is easier for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias to function better in a smaller group setting where active engagement is encouraged by a dedicated, trained staff that love what they do.

At Vitalia Senior Residences at Strongsville, we continue to increase our knowledge of Alzheimer’s through ongoing education, so we can better empower those living with the disease and help their families to better cope. Our Memory Care Neighborhoods maintain awareness of this disease, while offering engagement, safety, and comfort to our residents.

VITALIA® Strongsville in Strongsville, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Southwest General Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Mallard Creek, Southpark Mall, Strongsville Historical Society, The Greens of Strongsville Shopping , and Don’s Pomeroy House.

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