08 Nov National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Did you know November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month? President Ronald Reagan was the first to designate November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease in the United States has soared to nearly 5.4 million. The need for Memory Care is on the rise.
Dementia, and Alzheimer’s specifically, are difficult diseases to treat, as they can progress differently in various individuals. But one thing remains the same – caring for those with dementia and memory loss is as important as ever! It takes a special kind of person and a high level of compassionate, expert care to care for a loved one with any level of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or memory loss.
Here at Heritage Pointe of Huntington, we know how important it is for your loved one with Alzheimer’s to be treated with dignity and allow them to live life to the fullest! That’s why we offer specialized Memory Care at our facility, where you can trust that your loved one will be in the hands of our caring and expertly trained staff.
Heritage Pointe of Huntington’s Memory Care unit will provide for, and nurture your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia in a safe, secure setting. Residents live in a home-like environment and have structured activities delivered by staff members trained specifically on caring for those with memory impairment. Our secured Memory Care Unit also allows for residents to walk freely and safely, and our secure Courtyard provides residents the freedom to enjoy the outdoors..