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November 18, 2022

Fox Run Senior Living Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Category: Memory Care

Author: Fox Run Senior Living Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, bringing the plight of those facing the diagnosis, and the need for a cure, to the forefront. Today, there are more than 6.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and while research continues, a cure is yet to be identified. Arrow Senior Living is working to heighten awareness of Alzheimer’s disease during the month of November through discussion and education.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease that affects one’s memory, behavior, language, and participation in activities of daily living. Individuals living with Alzheimer’s will need higher levels of care to ensure their safety and ability to do everyday things. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. There are medications that help treat the symptoms and help slow the progression, but nothing that will cure or reverse the effects.

To help and engage individuals, we first need to meet with and talk to the family and get some background information on the resident. We then create an engagement plan for them and get the resident on a good routine. Creating a safe and calm environment for the residents, to make it feel more like home, is important.

Living in the Memory Care Neighborhood benefits a resident with Alzheimer’s because we can provide care from our trained memory care support partners. It also takes a lot of stress off the family, knowing their loved one is being cared for in a safe and calm place. We do activities to keep the residents involved with movement and interaction with others.

At Fox Run Senior Living we continue to increase our knowledge of Alzheimer’s through ongoing education, so we can better empower those living with the disease and help their families to better cope. Our Memory Care Neighborhoods maintain awareness of this disease, while offering engagement, safety, and comfort to our residents.

Fox Run Senior Living in Fairborn, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Newly renovated in 2021. Amenities at Fox Run include dining at Grissom’s Restaurant, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Peacefully located just east of Hwy 675 with convenient access to local shopping and attractions.

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