Tag Archives: alzheimers

Memory Care Director Anita Green Earns National Certification

Anita Green is a special person….and we are privileged to have her as our Memory Care Director in our Gardens Pavilion.  Anita is one of our most experienced nurses and has worked at Springwell for 17 years. Recently, Anita pursued her National Certification for Activities Professionals – a program requiring extensive independent study and classwork – and she recently… Read More

Holidays With Aging Parents

If you have aging parents, the Holiday’s are a great time to really observe them and look for clues on how they are managing. It’s no coincidence that at Springwell we get many phone calls right after the holidays.  Loved ones have picked up worrisome sings of trouble or worry about a crisis looming. Click… Read More

Combating Anxiety Later in Life

Many of us suffer from anxiety, and anxiety effects many older Americans with surprising frequency. In fact, some reports estimate anxiety affects between 10 and 20 percent of the older population and the percentage increases in older adults with a chronic illness or any physical disability.  This helpful article talks about late-life anxiety coping mechanisms and methods to… Read More

Potential new test for Alzheimers

Two studies released at an international Alzheimer’s meeting Tuesday suggest doctors may eventually be able to screen people for this form of dementia by testing the ability to identify familiar odors, like smoke, coffee and raspberry. Read the full article by clicking on the link below. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/26/487391863/a-sniff-test-for-alzheimers-checks-for-the-ability-to-identify-odors  

Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Independent Living?

This is a great article from our friends at Caring.com regarding the options for senior living when that time comes. How to Compare Senior Living Options By Megan Kempston, Caring.com staff writer The first step to finding the perfect living situation for your loved one is to decide what type of residential care facility is the… Read More