idea to be the first thing someone thinks of when they see that color. For the Alzheimer’s Assocation it’s the color purple. Purple is the official color of the Alzheimer’s Movement. In fact, they’ve taken it a step further, and named an entire campaign after the color. This month, Golden Horizons is “Going Purple”. This month, we will be featuring posts about research and prevention of Alzheimer’s. Visit our Golden Horizons blog on our website: www.goldenhorizonseldercare.com, click “Golden Horizons Blog” on the drop down menu under Resource. Help us #EndAlz.
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Caregiver of the Month
consumate professional. Caregiver of the month is well deserved. Congratulations!
Mr. W's Words of Inspiration
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde
(b: October 16,1854 – d: November 30,1900), was an Irish poet, author, playwright and proponent of aestheticism, an intellectual and artistic movement centered on the idea of producing art and literary works for the sake of beauty rather than a deeper meaning...Art for Art’s Sake.
Client & Caregiver Birthdays: November
We would like to send warmest birthday wishes to all our clients and caregivers who have birthdays in November.
- Mr. V, Old Lyme, Nov. 8
- Mrs. P, Niantic, Nov. 14
- Mrs. C, Cromwell, Nov. 20
- Mrs. O, Old Saybrook, Nov. 14
- Mrs. M, Old Saybrook, Nov. 30
- Katherine M, November 12
- Sally F, November 23
- Althea M, November 25
- Theresa C, November 28
November: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
There is no cure, but there is hope. Hope is one of the most powerful forces in our fight against sickness and disease. This month we will be focusing on positive messages, preventative measures that we can take and the latest research into treatments on the road to curing Alzheimer’s and dementia once and for all.
Our Month in Purple
month on a journey of hope to see such awareness raised through the new, exciting research and finding out what we can do.
So What Can We Do?
The Alzheimer’s Association has titled this year’s National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month has an ongoing campaign to “Go Purple” to encourage people and businesses to get involved. Here are 7 ways they suggest:
- Educate your colleagues about Alzheimer’s.
- Encourage friends to wear Purple.
- Host a Go Purple with a Purpose Event.
- Decorate your office or home door Purple.
- Light your building Purple.
- Send communications in Purple.
- Turn your Facebook icon Purple.
- Hang Purple ribbons or a banner on your
building or home.
One Way We’re Raising Awareness
One of the articles we will be featuring on our blog this month is “How Can Coffee Help Decrease the Occurrence of Dementia?” , by
coffee blogger, Sarah Jones, founder ofthe blog site We Dream of Coffee, www.wedreamofcoffee.com. In the article, she explores the benefits of a drinking a cup of coffee and how it MAY contribute
to decreasing the possibility of dementia.
Tips for Preventing Alzheimer’s or It’s Progression
According the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 47 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease. That is 47 million people too many. While we fight the disease with research and fundraising for a cure, here are a few tips we can do to prevent the development:
- Maintain a healthy diet - fruits, vegetables, berries, omega-3 fatty acid and folic acid intake, “Mediterranian diets”.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise.
- Stay socially connected and engaged with loved ones, friends, theater, art etc.
- Maintain a healthy mind with cognitive exercise - with brain teasers, riddles, puzzles etc. (See above)
- Wear helmets and take measures to prevent head trauma that can lead to dementia/Alzheimer’s later in life.
Sources: www.alz.org, www.prevention.com