Enrichment Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: Tips from a Leading Alzheimer’s Center

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If you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may be wondering what types of social, recreational and educational activities are appropriate for them to do. The good news is that activities for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia are not much different than those for people who are totally alert and oriented. Here are some guidelines from a leading Alzheimer center:

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Meet Our Team: Greg Ferguson

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Not everyone at The Ganzhorn Suites works directly on care and clinical services. Today we are excited to introduce you to Greg Ferguson, our Environmental Services Coordinator.

What are your primary responsibilities at The Ganzhorn Suites?

I direct and oversee the environmental services team including maintenance, housekeeping and laundry. We keep the building in working order 24/7. From systems and equipment to furniture and HVAC, we ensure that our residents...

Meet Our Team: Anne Farley, Community Relations Director

Anne Farley, Community Relations Director

The leadership team at The Ganzhorn Suites are dedicated to providing high-quality memory care. Our employees bring a range of different skills and backgrounds that help contribute to the outstanding care we provide. Today we have the pleasure of introducing Anne Farley, our Community Relations Director.

What is your professional background?

Before I came to The Ganzhorn Suites, I worked in the areas of home care and hospice. I am a licensed social worker and li...

For Maria Shriver, Alzheimer's is Personal

March 25: Maria Shriver, in a moving testimony before the Senate Committee on Aging, told how her own father, Sargent Shriver, no longer recognizes her and made a plea for congress to do more to find a cure.

Virtual Tour of Ganzhorn

Take a virtual tour of The Ganzhorn Suites and hear what some of our families have to say about the care and services we offer. Thank you to all the family members who participated. It's truly and honor and a privilege to serve you and your loved ones! #ganzhornfamily ...

Moving to a Memory Care Center: When is the Right Time?

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If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may be wondering if staying home or moving to a memory care center is best. While this can be a difficult decision, if your loved one is unable to manage personal care activities like bathing, dressing or grooming, exhibits aggressive behaviors or starts to wander, a specialized memory care assisted living setting can provide a safe and healthy alternative. But when...

Music Therapy in Memory Care

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For people with dementia, the progression of the disease can make it challenging to communicate their thoughts and feelings with others. Behavioral changes and language impairments due to cognitive decline can lead older adults with Alzheimer’s to isolate themselves from their caregivers and loved ones. Fortunately, music can help dementia sufferers with developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with their friends and family.

According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America...

Sundown Syndrome and Dementia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

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What is Sundown Syndrome?

Sundown Syndrome or sundowning are terms that describe a marked increase in confusion and agitation in the late afternoon or early evening hours in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The most severe cases of Sundown Syndrome may include extreme anger and agitation along with anxiety, aggression and depression. More often than not, these extreme symptoms fade overnight and dur...

Meet Our Team: Gail Greenley, BSN, RN, CDP, CADDCT, Director of Clinical Services

Gail Greenley, Ganzhorn Suites director of clinical services

At The Ganzhorn Suites, everyone on our team has a true passion for caring for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our entire team strives to make a difference in the lives of our residents. We are fortunate to have such caring and talented staff members like Gail Greenley, our Director of Clinical Services. Read on to learn more about Gail and why she loves The Ganzhorn Suites.

What is your professional background?

I am a Registe...

Assisted Living Columbus, Ohio: Simple Forgetfulness or Something More?

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While forgetfulness is a common part of aging for many people, dementia is a progressive memory disorder that can make it challenging to complete daily personal care tasks and live independently. If you’re wondering whether your loved one is coping with simple age-related memory loss or more serious dementia, this handy guide by The Ganzhorn Suites can help.

Symptoms of Normal Forgetfulness

While the signs of typical age-related forgetfulness can lead to frustration, they are...