Alzheimer’s Disease


Alzheimer’s Association Fundraisers & More

September 6th, 2019

We’re coming into the end of summer, but the fun continues here at Shoreview! This month, we’ve held Alzheimer’s Association fundraisers, learned about nature, and much more. Check it out!

To raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association, our residents and staff donated items for a “happy hour auction.” A fun afternoon fundraising for a great cause!

More fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association! On August 21, everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, reminisced, and shared memories during our old-time, ’50s-themed BBQ fundraiser.

We love the monthly visits and lessons with our friends from Silverwood Nature Center! We get to learn so much about nature, and then apply it to the art we create that day.

A change of plans due to rainy weather can be a bummer. But when that change involves ice cream and music, life is good! 🎤🍦🎼

Trudi brings us sunshine each month with her love of music. For August, she brought us an afternoon at the state fair!

We are thankful for this couple, Tony and Irmi. They spend a LOT of time in the back garden, and we all reap the rewards!

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018

September 18th, 2018

We are proud to announce that Shoreview Senior Living and ten other Southview Senior Communities raised over $23,000, more than doubling our goal! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a nationwide fundraiser event for the Alzheimer’s Association in an effort to support lives affected by Alzheimer’s and advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 6th, 2018

On September 15, we join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field in Minneapolis. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association and Walk to End Alzheimer’s mission is to bring awareness, reduce the risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. You can help us by donating: http://bit.ly/2Bl2y7U or participating in the walk. Details here: http://bit.ly/2vOJVEg

Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

September 5th, 2018

We had plenty of tasty food and wonderful music at our Back to the 50’s Barbecue! Donations were accepted in support of the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota.

 

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

  • 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.


(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care at Shoreview Senior Living

Shoreview Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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February Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

February 15th, 2018

Shoreview Senior Living has a monthly support group for Dementia & Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Come find the support you need while you enjoy coffee and conversation.
Located in the Community Room at Shoreview Senior Living.
Hosted by Kristy Reed.
This group meets 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the 3rd Monday of every month.
Topics or speakers will be presented at each session.

Monday, February 19th’s topic is “Care for the Caregiver,” by Teepa Snow

Caregiver Support Group

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January Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

January 3rd, 2018

Shoreview Senior Living has a monthly support group for Dementia & Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Come find the support you need while you enjoy coffee and conversation.
Located in the Community Room at Shoreview Senior Living.
Hosted by Kristy Reed.
This group meets 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the 3rd Monday of every month.
Topics or speakers will be presented at each session.

Monday, January 22nd’s topic is “Care for the Caregiver,” by Teepa Snow

Caregiver Support Group

 

 

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December Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

December 14th, 2017

Caregiver Support Group
Shoreview Senior Living has a monthly support group for Dementia & Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Come find the support you need while you enjoy coffee and conversation.
Located in the Community Room at Shoreview Senior Living.
Hosted by Kristy Reed.
This group meets 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the 3rd Monday of every month.
Topics or speakers will be presented at each session.

Monday, December 18th’s guest speaker is from Bluestone Physicians.

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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Recap

September 25th, 2017

The Twin Cities 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a huge success this year! Over 1.3 million dollars was raised with 6,632 participants and 744 teams, the Southview Senior Communities team being one of them. Our team members that came out to walk the 1 or 2.3 mile option from Shoreview Senior Living had a blast helping to raise awareness and funds to fight the Alzheimer’s disease.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event whether it was walking or donating!

Your participation helped the Southview Senior Communities team raise $23,940 which well exceeded our goal of $10,000!!

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Alzheimer’s Awareness BBQ!

September 5th, 2017

Thursday we had our Alzheimer’s Awareness BBQ! Residents took part in the photo booth and the Silent Auction. Such a great afternoon getting everyone together for a great cause. The fight will continue till there is a cure!! Thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success!

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