BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest provider of senior living solutions is offering tips for those who are concerned about showing signs of memory loss. These guidelines come along with Alzheimer's Awareness month, celebrated each year in November.
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"Here at Brookdale, we have a simple formula for people who may be worried about memory loss as it relates to Alzheimer's and dementia, whether for themselves or for a loved one," said Kelly Scott Lindstrom, Vice President of Dementia Care for Brookdale.
According to Lindstrom, three steps can help a person prepare for a potential Alzheimer's diagnosis.
First, know the signs of Alzheimer's disease. There are 10 common signs, and just because an individual may exhibit a couple of them doesn't mean he or she has developed dementia.
Next, talk with your doctor, and he or she can help decipher a potential diagnosis of Alzheimer's or if it is something unrelated.
If there is an Alzheimer's diagnosis, it's important for the individual to work with his or her family on medical, legal and financial plans for the treatment and care that may be necessary as the disease progresses.
"We encourage folks to base their plan on what their physician tells them," Lindstrom continued. "It's important to not jump to conclusion and work with your physician to understand what is causing the symptoms."
Brookdale operates more than 500 memory care communities throughout the country and more than 1100 senior living communities in 46 states.
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently Brookdale operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with more than 1,135 communities in 47 states and the ability to serve approximately 110,000 residents. Through its ancillary services programs, the Company also offers a range of outpatient therapy, home health, personalized living and hospice services.
Contact: Shawna Zody, 615-564-8207, SZody@brookdale.com
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