Transportation Information

Dear Residents, Families and Friends, On September 30, 2022 our bus will be going out to get a fresh, new look. As long as there are no delays, we’re scheduled to get it back by October 5th. While the bus is out, we will be offering third party transportation for medical appointments. We are excited… Continue reading Transportation Information

Booster Information

Dear Gardens Residents, Families, & Friends, We’re happy to announce that we will be holding a clinic for the newest Covid booster. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, September 21st at 10am. The new booster is for Both Pfizer and Moderna and insurance will cover the cost. The booster requires a consent form, which… Continue reading Booster Information

TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

Abnormal, aggregated forms of TDP-43 protein play a role in the development of certain brain diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Recently, NIA-supported Mayo Clinic researchers discovered that TREM2, a protein found on certain immune cells, can help protect the brain from TDP-43-related harm. The… Continue reading TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE DEMENTIA BEHAVIORS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia inevitably cause changes in behavior as the disease progresses. We found a comprehensive free guide from the Lewy Body Dementia Association that explains common behavioral symptoms of dementia and shares helpful tips for reducing and managing challenging dementia behaviors. Essential dementia care tips Because their ability to express themselves declines, people with dementia often unintentionally use behavior… Continue reading HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE DEMENTIA BEHAVIORS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

Dog Aging Project goal is to help both dogs and humans live longer, healthier lives

Through the NIA-supported Dog Aging Project (DAP), scientists aim to understand how a complex combination of genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging not only for dogs but for humans as well. In a perspective recently published in Nature, the researchers describe how they hope to establish the foundation for an innovative, community science approach to aging… Continue reading Dog Aging Project goal is to help both dogs and humans live longer, healthier lives

Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease

Memory Care

Cutting edge imaging shows that the amyloid fibers in plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, have different molecular structures. NIA-supported research published in Science shows new, high-resolution images of the molecular pieces, called filaments, which make up amyloid plaques in different types of Alzheimer’s and in other degenerative brain conditions. Amyloid plaques form in the brains of… Continue reading Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease

Antioxidant Effects on Dementia Risk May Differ

Around 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. That number is expected to rise substantially over the next several decades as the population ages. These conditions, which affect the ability to remember, think, and make decisions, are devastating to patients as well as their families and communities. Studies… Continue reading Antioxidant Effects on Dementia Risk May Differ

Loss of smell linked to Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment and biomarkers

Decline in sense of smell is connected to faster buildup of Alzheimer’s disease-related pathology seen in brain scans, according to new research focused on older adults who live outside of nursing homes. The findings provide additional evidence that loss of smell (known as anosmia) is a key early sign of Alzheimer’s-related cognitive impairment and the… Continue reading Loss of smell linked to Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment and biomarkers

10 Myths About Aging

Many people make assumptions about aging, what it is like to grow “old”, and how older age will affect them. But as we are getting older, it is important to understand the positive aspects of aging. Research has shown that you can help preserve your health and mobility as you age by adopting or continuing… Continue reading 10 Myths About Aging

 Social Isolation Can Harm Mental & Physical Health in Seniors.

A growing body of research reveals how social isolation can harm mental and physical health in seniors. One Brigham Young University study suggests loneliness is as deadly as smoking or obesity, while researchers at the University of Chicago note blood pressure and stress levels are significantly higher in lonely people. Cleveland Clinic Center for Geriatric Medicine Section Chief Dr.… Continue reading  Social Isolation Can Harm Mental & Physical Health in Seniors.

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