November 18, 2022

Rock Creek Senior Living Concentrates on Alzheimer’s Awareness

Category: Memory Care

Author: Hannah Dannewitz, Memory Care Director

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, bringing the plight of those facing the diagnosis, and the need for a cure, to the forefront. Today, there are more than 6.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and while research continues, a cure is yet to be identified. Arrow Senior Living is working to heighten awareness of Alzheimer’s disease during the month of November through discussion and education.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease that affects one’s memory, behavior, language, and participation in activities of daily living. Currently there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s. There are medications that help treat the symptoms and can slow the progression, but nothing will cure or reverse the effects.

We can best help and engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease by establishing a routine, understanding their background, and their personal quirks.

Someone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can benefit from life in our Memory Care Neighborhood. We provide a homelike environment, daily routines, person-centered care, security, and a sense of purpose and meaning.

At Rock Creek Senior Living we continue to increase our knowledge of Alzheimer’s through ongoing education, so we can better empower those living with the disease and help their families to better cope. Our Memory Care Neighborhoods maintain awareness of this disease, while offering engagement, safety, and comfort to our residents.

Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Nestled in the Boulder Brook Park subdivision just north of 5th Street, residents of Rock Creek enjoy a close connection with the surrounding neighborhood with tree-lined walking paths that connect directly to local family homes; just minutes away from local shopping and attractions.

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Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5TH Street

Ankeny, IA 50023

Arrow Senior Living serves and employs individuals of all faiths, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or handicap, except as limited by state and federal law.

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