What’s on our mind? Brain Awareness!

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a cause we love because brain health is always top of mind at Park Springs. Research shows that the key to slowing the aging process and improving brain health is to nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Through our Supportive Programs Reengaging Individuals and Nurturing Growth (S.P.R.I.N.G), we strive to strengthen minds and improve quality of life.

Our Memory Care households use innovative programs like HQ Brain Training, music and art therapy and personal engagement from our Caregivers to help slow the progression of dementia.

Park Springs specializes in creating a vibrant atmosphere for Members who have been diagnosed with a variety of brain issues, from dementia and Parkinson’s dementia to traumatic brain injury and all stages of Alzheimer’s.  According to Brain Donor Project, Dementia is an umbrella category for the largest segment of neurodegenerative diseases. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common of these disorders.  It’s estimated that more than six million Americans have Alzheimers and that half of people over 85 years old are living with some form of dementia.

Alzheimers is the most talked about form of brain issues but there are others.  Vascular dementia, caused by vascular disease or brain injury, is marked by a decrease in cognitive function and progressive memory loss.  Abnormal deposits of a certain type of protein is the hallmark of Lewy Body Dementia which changes chemicals in the brain.

Park Springs has programs for all types of dementia and with three levels of care, your loved one will have the attention they need to thrive at every stage of life. Our unique household model includes:

  1. The River household in assisted living for mild cognitive decline
    2. The Garden household in memory care for moderate decline
    3. The Lake household in memory care for advanced decline

Every day, scientists are learning more about Alzheimer’s and other types of brain ailments and promising new treatments are on the horizon. There are several drugs in testing over the next few years to address memory issues.

Through these new developments and our innovative programs for brain health, we hope that our Members will be able to live their best life here at Park Springs.