Category Assisted living

Keeping Alzheimer Residents Active

Alzheimer patients reported that their greatest fear regarding a long term care illness or event was being a burden on family. In fact, they reported being five times more concerned about being a burden than dying, according to a report by Genworth Financial. Research shows that when you become part of an independent living retirement community, you’re more likely to make new friends and try new things. Most of those in a retirement community reported a better experience than they expected. This was according to the 2009 Independent Living Report by the ProMatura Group, LLC.

Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, one in three seniors pass away with Alzheimers or another form of dementia. Almost two thirds of United States Alzheimer’s patients are women. As far as those who stay in assisted living facilities, 74% are female and 26% are male. Alz

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