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November 18, 2022

The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Category: Memory Care

Author: Sanela McKinney, Memory Care Director

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 cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. There is currently no cure for dementia. In fact, because dementia is caused by different diseases it is unlikely there will be a single cure for dementia.

The best way to help and engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease is to figure out their previous interests and hobbies and create an engagement plan based on that information. Invite them to participate in activity programs of their choosing. Provide family members with education and invite them to participate with the plan of action in their loved one’s daily activities.

Someone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias benefit from life in our Memory Care Neighborhood through specialized programs designed to meet their individual cognitive, social, and emotional needs. An intimate, home-like atmosphere is provided with safe access to controlled outdoor areas.

At The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville 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.

The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near SSM Lake St. Louis Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Bear Creek Golf Club, Wentzville Bluffs Shopping Center, Wentzville B&B Movie Theater, Quail Ridge Park, Wentzville Flea Market, and The Meadows at Lake St. Louis.

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