National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
November 2nd 2022
November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – with approximately 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States each year, Alzheimer’s is one of the fastest-growing epidemics in the United States.
During the month of November, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month aims to help make the general public more aware of this disease and how it affects the population of the United States. More than 6.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and currently, there is no cure.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association®. Alzheimer’s isn’t a normal part of aging; it is a disease that progresses over time.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are best practices. Here at Grace Management, Inc., we are proud to offer The Village Program®, our specialized memory care program. Grace Management, Inc. communities provide our associates working within memory care with The Village Program Orientation – a program recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment, and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.
The Village Program is designed to: Reflect on memories and past accomplishments. Rejoice in the successes experienced every day. Renew their hope and spirits every day. The philosophy of the Village Program is to maintain the dignity of people living with dementia while supporting them to reach their fullest potential. The Village Program is resident-driven, which means that programs are based on their interests, past experiences, and current abilities as associates invite each Village Resident to have an active role in their daily lives through a variety of enrichment opportunities.
To learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website at www.alz.org.