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Every 65 Seconds

Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The Alzheimer’s Association recently released its 2018 report about the prevalence and impact of the disease. The research continues to list Alzheimer’s disease as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s – Part 2

  Welcome back! Today, we’re sharing part two of our two-part series on early detection. In our last post, we focused on some of the less common or more easily overlooked symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, we are turning the focus from family to friends. It’s estimated that one in three people knows a person […]

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Saturdays with Grandma

This past month, we said an emotional goodbye to our dear friend, Sylvia. Sylvia and her family have been with us from the very start of Our Family Home. During her time in our home, Sylvia helped us realize the importance of our mission to deliver compassionate care to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia; and, […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s – Part 1

In a recent partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Karen Wilder, widow of actor Gene Wilder, shared her experience caring for Gene after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In the interview, she describes her journey to love and care for her husband in his final years. In her words, “The first signs of trouble were small.” […]

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Holly & Pat’s Story

Eleven years ago, I set out to create a place where people affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia could receive the compassionate, personalized care they deserved. I knew going into it that this vision couldn’t become a reality without the special touch of gentle and well-trained caregivers. Together, we have created a new model for care […]

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An Open Letter of Appreciation

To kick off the new year, we wanted to thank all of the referring doctors, hospitals and nurses, who work alongside Our Family Home to care for those with memory disease. We have many common goals to provide quality care and work toward ending Alzheimer’s and dementia, so we wanted to share a letter of […]

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Joining Bill Gates in the Fight to Cure Alzheimer’s

“This is a frontier where we can dramatically improve human life. It’s a miracle that people are living so much longer, but longer life expectancies alone are not enough. People should be able to enjoy their later years—and we need a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s to fulfill that. I’m excited to join the fight and can’t […]

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Happier Holidays

The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dropping. The holidays are upon us. While the holidays can be the most magical time of year, they can also be fraught with disappointment and agitation for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our Family Home Nurse Manager Melissa Shannonhouse, LPN, has the following recommendations to […]

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More Good Days

In 2012, my mom lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Before her, my grandparents and now my aunt and uncles. I don’t share this for your condolences, but rather to let you know I understand. I’ve been there. These experiences had a profound affect on me personally and professionally as the catalyst for Our Family […]

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