The Boulevard Senior Living – St. Charles Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

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 form of dementia. It is a progressive disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. 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.

Creating a specific routine, utilizing information from the social profile, and creating a home where the individual feels they are a part of the family is the best way to engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Helping them find ways to feel productive and to have fun each day is very important.

We have created a home for our residents where they can be part of a family and can feel they are still contributing to their own life by being a productive member of our Neighborhood. We provide opportunities for fun as well as cognitive stimulation to slow the progression of dementia.

At The Boulevard Senior Living – St. Charles 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.