The way our brains store and access memories is incredibly complex, so not all types of memory loss have the same effects. This means that care can be a little different for a senior with Alzheimer’s or a person with memory loss following a stroke.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.7 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s. This disease slowly affects the memory, thinking capabilities, and behavior of an individual and gets worse with time. At New Generations, we’re proud to support Alzheimer’s Awareness month and offer Alzheimer’s day care to individuals in South Carolina.
As we age, blood flow to our brain slows down and the brain itself naturally shrinks. As this happens, we can lose nerve cells or nerve connections that were once responsible for helping us stay “sharp.” This occurs in both males and females and can cause us to become a little forgetful, however, there are a few ways to keep your memory sharp as you get older.
If your loved one has dementia, you may be worried about their safety at home. As dementia progresses, they will be less able to take care of themselves, so it’s important for you to prepare their home to make it safer for them to live.