People with dementia, especially those in the later stages, can often spend a lot of time sleeping. This can sometimes be worrying for carers, friends and family. Find out why a person with dementia might sleep more than an average person of their age. It is quite common for a person with dementia, especially in the later stages, to spend a lot of their time sleeping – both during the day and night. This can sometimes be distressing for the person’s family and friends, as the
Team Angels for Alzheimer's had a great time this past Saturday at the Alzheimer's New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer's Southern Regional Walk in Point Pleasant Beach. We are so proud to be supporting such an amazing cause that is very near and dear to our hearts. We walked for all of our precious residents past and present as well as our family and loved ones. You still have time to donate!! Please click the link below to our Angels for Alzheimer's team page and make your do
New insights into a specific gene variant may help to explain why some Alzheimer's drugs work in certain people but may fail in others. The findings call for a more personalized approach to drug testing. An individual's genotype may explain why some Alzheimer's drugs work and others fail, new research shows. Earlier this year, a study led by Dr. Kinga Szigeti, Ph.D., who is the director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at the University of Buffalo, NY, f
Here at Alcoeur Gardens, we pride ourselves in truly treating our residents like family. We are always learning more and more about who they are everyday. We recently had a lovely conversation with one of our residents Annette who gave us a little look into who she is and shared her incredible cheesecake recipe! Keep reading to see a message from Annette and to get her recipe so you can try it for yourself! "Hi, my name is Annette and I grew up in Toms River. I belong to St.
We have had so many fun things going on at Alcoeur! Our residents have been trying out new art activities and loving it!!! They have created so much amazing art work that we have proudly displayed throughout our homes to decorate for the fall season. We have also had some amazing musical performances and even Reiki therapy! We also had the pleasure of celebrating our lovely Mae's 101st birthday! Mae looked absolutely beautiful and had such a great time at her party! Take a lo
Which words are easier and harder for people with dementia? When finding the right word or comprehending a complex phrase becomes difficult, helpful research gives clarity on which word types work best. Scientists say they have a better understanding of why people with Alzheimer's struggle to recognize and understand words - and their research has the potential to be developed into a test which could help clinicians make an early diagnosis. Word Compla
September is World Alzheimer's Month! This campaign is every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 marks the 8th World Alzheimer's Month. The campaign was launched in 2012 and World Alzheimer's Day is on the 21st of September each year. Here at Alcoeur Gardens, our daily goal is to provide the best quality care for those who are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We understand the difference
Alcoeur Gardens is proud to be a part of the Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s. Join our team – Angels for Alzheimer’s and help us support New Jersey families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease! Together we can raise more money, WALK FOR OUR RESIDENTS and FAMILY MEMBERS and have some fun! Once you've registered, please share in this adventure by joining the team and by helping to raise money for a worthy cause! Share on Facebook, Instagram, etc. with your
3 ROOTS OF ALZHEIMER'S:
Columbia University researchers have pinpointed 3 discoveries about Alzheimer's: Where it starts Why it starts there How it spreads. Learn why this can help researchers treat Alzheimer's sooner and better.
Using high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) imaging in patients with Alzheimer's disease and in mouse models of the disease, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where
WHY do we need to FIGHT for additional research and treatments? We need to better understand how Alzheimer’s unfolds. The brain is a complicated organ. Because it’s so difficult to study while patients are alive, we know very little about how it ages normally and how Alzheimer’s disrupts that process. Our understanding of what happens in the brain is based largely on autopsies, which show only the late stages of the disease and don’t explain many of its lingering mysteries.
#1 - Layouts - Pay attention to how the facility is designed with your loved one in mind. Is the layout of the building too large for someone with limited mobility? Will they get lost as they wander around? Can they safely walk around? How does it smell? If you find smells concentrated to one area on your tour this most likely a recent incident. But if you experience smells throughout the community, most likely indicate a bigger problem. #2 - Activities - Does the commu
Some people with Alzheimer’s or dementia experience a combative stage of dementia. This is a normal part of the disease and can happen even if your loved one's personality has been kind and non-violent throughout their lives. It’s caused by the damage that’s happening in their brain. Because they’re not able to clearly communicate their needs, people with dementia may lash out when they’re afraid, frustrated, angry, or in pain or discomfort. These aggressive outbursts can be
Alcoeur Gardens celebrated some of their most valued staff milestones recently. Frantz J. and Sarah A. both celebrated a decade of loyalty and dedication in our Brick Community. In our Toms River community, Luis B. celebrated his achievement of 5 years this month. We value their hard work, compassion and quality care they bring every time they walk thru the door to care for our residents. Alcoeur Gardens staff are all exceptional and strive everyday to provide the best qualit
The below symptoms of the various types of dementia are often different in the early stages but become more similar in the later stages. This is because more of the brain is damaged as the different diseases progress. In the later stages of dementia, the person will need more and more support to carry out everyday tasks. However, many people with dementia live well for years after their diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease – This is the most common cause of dementia. In Alzheimer’s
What are the most common symptoms for dementia? The various types of dementia tend to affect people differently, especially in the early stages. Other factors that will affect how well someone can live with dementia include largely on how other people respond to them and the environment around them. A person with dementia will have cognitive symptoms (to do with thinking or memory). They will often have problems with some of the following: day-to-day memory – for example, dif
Like most American's, most don't realize that Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and that it's a progressive, degenerative disease that causes changes in the brain tissue resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behavior. A staggering 4 million Americans have this disease, that is 1 in 10 people over the age of 65. Unfortunately, to date there is no known rhyme or reason on how we get it and no cure in sight. On September 22, 2018, we are walking to fight agai
Thinking of sending your mother or grandmother flowers this Mother's Day? Did you know that many flowers and plants are toxic to people that may ingest them? While you may think that bringing your Mom a bouquet full of lilies is a nice gesture, keep in mind eating non-edible items is a symptom of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. This of course doesn't mean that you have to forego buying flowers this Mother's Day as there are several edible flowers that won't cause a