Stories tagged with: Alzheimer's Disease

September 4, 2014 - 4:59pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

Home Instead Senior Care has created a new way to attempt to combat memory loss as a result of Alzheimer's Disease.

Home Instead recommends using what they call a memory box to trigger past memories. This allows people suffering from Alzheimer's to recall memories from their past to help them continue living their lives. We spoke with the Development and Training Coordinator at the Muskingum County Home Instead, Brenda Crook about the new idea.

"The memory box idea came...

September 28, 2013 - 5:16pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

More than 200 people wearing purple shirts filled Zane's Landing Park to walk for a cause close to their hearts.

Saturday, was the 1st ever Alzheimer's Association "Walk to End Alzheimer's" event in Zanesville. The walk is the largest fundraiser for the association both nationally and locally. More than 700 walks will take place throughout the United States in the upcoming weeks. The money raised at the event will go towards furthering research for the debilitating disease....

September 9, 2013 - 2:56pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

September is World Alzheimer's month, and many organizations across the nation, are using this time to bring more awareness to the disease and to help family members cope with the diagnoses of a loved one.

The local Home Instead Senior Care is participating through a variety of ways. First, there is Alzheimer's family workshop series, that features four sessions on two days, October 2nd and 9th, at the Carr Center from to 6 to 8 p.m.

"Well, the workshop covers, Alzheimer's...

April 6, 2013 - 5:59pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

The Community Health Fair offered free health screenings and displayed equipment that can help track loved ones who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Project Lifesaver is designed to locate missing people suffering from dementia, Autism and down syndrome who often wander off and get lost. Patients can wear either a wristband or ankle band which has an FM radio transmitter inside of it that tracks them.

"If they would get out of the house and wander off, the caregiver...

November 15, 2011 - 6:53pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

More than five million Americans are believed to have Alzheimer's Disease, and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors is trying to promote awareness.

On Tuesday, the center held free screenings to detect memory problems.  Martha Purkey administered the exams, which consisted of questions and tasks to assess memory.

"For people who feel as though they're having memory problems - can't remember where they put something, start into a room and don't remember what they've...

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