Reading Time: 3 minutes While Alzheimer’s disease facts are abundant, you may not know where to start. Before we go over the history of Alzheimer’s disease, though, Woodland Ridge would like to note the treatments available for those dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or a way to reverse the effects it Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes As we age, more severe health problems start to become more common. Unfortunately, the most common tend to regard brain health rather than a physical health problem. Issues like cognitive impairment or memory impairment can be caused by many sources. Some of these causes can be reversed with treatment. However, some, like Alzheimer’s, can only Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes Caring for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be a difficult and challenging emotional journey. Often times these diseases can cause a person to exhibit challenging behavior including verbal and physical outbursts or inappropriate habits. These behaviors can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for you and even harmful Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes Memory care communities are designed for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia but do not require the intense skilled care of a nursing home. Traditionally, as someone progressed through the stages of the illness, if they could not live at home, their only option was to move into a nursing home. Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve worked with many family caregivers over the years, and we’ve learned how common it is for these caregivers to feel frustrated and alone. Often, family caregivers intuitively know their loved ones have had a change of some sort, but sometimes there is not a clear diagnosis to explain the changes. Those feelings of isolation Read More

Reading Time: < 1 minute To View / Download the Press Release, Click Here In advance of Tues. Nov. 17., lift up a prayer and a Facebook share for our very own Virginia Holliday, who was recently selected as the Bert Brodsky Dreamer for November 2015 – meaning she will soon be granted a lifelong wish by Second Wind Dreams. Read More

Reading Time: < 1 minute WR-The Meadows Memory Care SimpleC Program-General Newsletter entry SimpleC is an innovative technology company whose products can be found throughout The Meadows Memory Care at Woodland Ridge. Every resident in The Meadows has their own intuitive touch-screen device called a Companion which contains each resident’s favorite music, photographs, familiar voices and messages from their loved Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes Her enthusiasm is contagious. She’s always busy helping someone, holding someone’s hand, or giving a listening ear and a compassionate smile to the residents at Woodland Ridge’s memory care neighborhood. Keeta Keeton, Woodland Ridge’s memory care engagement manager, has always had a passion for caregiving. Keeta Keeton is Smyrna Memory Care embodied. Keeton, a native Read More

Reading Time: < 1 minute Five Fun Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Many family members that have developed Alzheimer’s Disease have difficulty remembering past events and recalling everyday activities. Yet, quality time with loved ones is important to both parents and children. Here are five interactive activities that are sure to spread smiles while helping your elderly Read More