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Reducing Falls in Memory Care Through Innovative Technologies

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, falls are the primary cause of Alzheimer disease–related hospitalizations, contributing to 26 percent of all hospitalizations in the United States. Stats like this are hard to ignore and, because of this, Carlton Senior Living was excited to be the first facility to deploy an innovative technology offered by SafelyYou that has resulted in an 80 percent reduction in falls [1]. In 2017, Carlton Senior Living Davis partnered with Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research, an affiliate of UC Berkeley, to test the SafelyYou system to detect falls and prevent future falls within our memory care environment. …


by Denee Naro

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A Possible Link Between Disrupted Sleep And Alzheimer’s Disease

People often assume that disrupted sleep is a side effect of Alzheimer’s disease destroying someone’s biological clock, but that theory has since been proven inaccurate by researchers out of Cambridge, Berkley and other prestigious universities. Researchers are confident that they have a link that may cause the disruption. The Link Between Sleep, Beta Amyloid, and Alzheimer’s disease Researchers from Cambridge University looked at the biological clock from fruit flies, both fruit flies that had Alzheimer’s disease and those that did not. They used infrared beams to check the sleep patterns of both groups of fruit flies. What they found is tha …


by Jonita Dixon

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory care, New Research

Tips On How To Deal With Diogenes Syndrome

Senile squalor syndrome – otherwise known as Diogenes Syndrome – is a far more common problem than most people realize. It can really test your sanity if you have to deal with a parent who is a hoarder. When someone you love has a hoarding disorder, things can really add up (no pun intended). Making A Difficult Situation Even Harder If our loved one is transitioning into residential living, it is often a difficult enough choice as is. However, add in the fact that you have to decide what to do with the house or having to sort through his or her belongings could make the entire situation far more difficult. While the reality shows that deal wi …


by Jonita Dixon

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Innovative Alzheimer’s Therapies

Despite the fact that Alzheimer’s disease remains incurable, researchers are constantly coming up with new therapies that are able to improve quality of life, increase function, and lessen symptoms. There are many different drug-free therapies that are being explored. These are just a handful of the more promising and innovative therapies. Therapy #1 – Favorite Food Therapy A comfort-centered approach is the new way that some memory care providers are offering to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the studies show that residents require less medication, are more peaceful, and are more content overall. There are some places where residents are …


by Jonita Dixon

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The Power Of Smell In Memory

It has likely happened to you before…you smell a familiar scent and it sends your memory spiraling back to your childhood. It can be the smell of something so simple like a pine tree, flower, newspaper ink, a new book (or an old book for that matter), and suddenly you are drawn into some of your richest memories complete with the smallest details in the most vibrant colors. How can this be? The Power Of Smell Explained It is because our olfactory senses are invoking the “odor evoked autobiographical memory,” and yes, that is a mouthful (or rather a nose-full). In other words, you just experienced what is known as Proust phenomenon, an experie …


by Jonita Dixon

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Diseases Linked to Communication Disorders in Seniors

Seniors are especially prone to ailments that can affect speech in a negative way. Because both understanding and hearing are important for seniors, it is a good idea to know a bit more about the different health issues that seniors often face in relates to communication disorders. Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, may hinder communication and understanding in a massive way. That is because the part of the brain that is responsible for comprehension and speech is damaged. Even though dementia is incurable and progressive, that does not mean that therapies might not (temporarily) improve communic …


by Jonita Dixon

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The Most Prevalent Diseases That Affect The Elderly

As we get older, our bodies become increasingly vulnerable to a number of different age-related issues. There are some diseases that the elderly suffer from most frequently. For many of these diseases, it is possible to drastically reduce the chances of developing these diseases by focusing on a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle. These are the most prevalent diseases that affect the elderly. Pneumonia It is possible to avoid respiratory diseases like pneumonia by regularly having lung function tests. The most common symptoms of pneumonia include fatigue and chronic coughing. While younger patients often recover after a few days, the dis …


by Jonita Dixon

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Surprising Facts About Parkinson's Disease

Because Parkinson’s Disease affects an estimated 1 million individuals throughout the country, it is important that people educate themselves on this specific condition. There are a few facts about Parkinson’s that you might not already know, and we want to provide you with some surprising information about the disease. Fact #1 – Men Are Twice As Likely To Develop Parkinson’s Several studies have shown that when it comes to developing Parkinson’s Disease, men are twice as likely to develop the disease as women are. This includes studies in populations from around the world (Finland, Spain, Italy, Poland, China, and the United States). While r …


by Jonita Dixon

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