Keep Your Brain Active this Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

alzheimers and brain awareness month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Worldwide, more than 55 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. We encourage you to wear purple this month to show your support to end Alzheimer’s.

What is Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects people over the age of 65 that impacts cognitive processes such as attention, language, memory, judgement, and reasoning. It is the common type of dementia, contributing two-thirds, making it the most prevalent form of the disease.

Keep Your Brain Healthy and Active

We encourage you to try these brain healthy these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body:

  • Exercise Regularly
  • Take care of your heart health
  • Quit smoking!
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Get enough sleep
  • Challenge your brain! Keep learning. Keep reading. Try puzzles. Keep your brain active.

Memory Care Services at Thorek Chicago Retirement Home

Our retirement community offers a quality Memory Care program for those who need it. This innovative program facilitates engagement and provides the highest quality of life for residents with early to middle stage dementia-related illness.

Programs place a strong emphasis on the social element that has been shown to be the most effective brain exercise of all. Activities emphasize the building of supportive relationships that become even more essential as memory loss progresses. And programs are led by experienced therapists with advanced training in art, music, exercise, and relational therapies.

To learn more, call Thorek’s Chicago Retirement Home at (773) 989-1501 or visit our website here.