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November 18, 2022

The Township Senior Living Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Category: Memory Care

Author: Beth Orsburn, 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 the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease that affects one’s memory, behavior, language, and participation in activities of daily living. Individuals living with Alzheimer’s will need higher levels of care to ensure their safety and ability to do everyday things. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Pharmaceutical medication management has been studied and provided for those living with the disease, temporarily slowing down and improving symptoms with no guarantee.

We can help and engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Engagement profiles are very important. When individuals with dementia begin to lose the ability to communicate their preferences and needs through words, having a knowledge of their personal history is incredibly valuable. We love to engage the families in the discovery process and learn as much about our residents as we can.

At The Township Memory Care Neighborhood, we live life together as a family, which individuals living with dementia find to be very comforting. Our days follow a path that is filled with purpose, engagement, and belonging.

At The Township Senior Living 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.

The Township Senior Living in Battlefield, MO 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 Cox Medical Center South with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Backwoods Golf, Relics Antique Mall, Chesterfield Family Center, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, and Nathanael Green/Close Memorial Park-Botancial Gardens.

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