Alzheimer's Archives | Wesley Woods at New Albany

Meet Carmen Johnson – Assisted Living and Memory Care Life Enrichment Coordinator

Hi there – my name is Carmen Mason Johnson. I am currently the Life Enrichment Coordinator for Memory Care and Assisted Living at Wesley Woods at New Albany as well as the CARES Dementia Basics Trainer for our staff. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Human Resources Management, […]

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Game On: Can Brain Games Improve Your Memory?

There are a number of so-called “brain game” products on the market these days. These typically are computer or smartphone/tablet-based games that claim they can help improve seniors’ cognitive function and memory. But do they really work? Could playing video games be the secret to decreasing the prevalence of neuro-degenerative conditions like dementia? And what […]

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What to Look for in Memory Care Communities

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or is faced with another serious memory loss condition, there is a good chance they will require professional memory care services at some point. Finding a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or “life plan” community) with memory care will make life for the patient, […]

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Nutrition for Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Dementia is the loss of memory, cognitive reasoning, awareness of environment, judgment, abstract thinking, or the ability to perform activities of daily living. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that involves slowly developing symptoms that get worse over time. Dementia resulting from vitamin deficiencies, or caused by underlying […]

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10 Ways to Love Your Brain

  If you fail to properly take care of your brain, you may eventually experience problems such as memory loss and stroke. The brain needs both exercise and nourishment to maintain proper function. Try these 10 tips to help you to love your brain and keep it healthy: Focus on your diet. Healthy foods that […]

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