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Foot Health and Dementia

Healthy feet are critical to mobility, but dementia may hinder a person’s ability to recognize foot pain. If you notice a change in gait, increase in falls, or an unwillingness to ambulate, foot problems could be the culprit. In addition to regular visits to the podiatrist, check feet often for these issues: bunions, calluses, corns, […] Read More >>

Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

Light the candles and break out the Thin Mints—the Girl Scouts celebrate their 107th birthday this month! On March 12th, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the very first troop members in Savannah, GA. Today, there are over 2.6 million Girl Scouts worldwide. The Girl Scouts are frequent visitors at our Autumn Leaves communities, and the friendship […] Read More >>

The Impact of Alzheimer’s on African Americans

You may be surprised to learn that Alzheimer’s is the fourth leading cause of death for African Americans, but only the sixth leading cause of death among whites. It is also often referred to as a “Silent Epidemic” among African Americans, due largely in part to an unwillingness to fully acknowledge and openly discuss the […] Read More >>

Listen to Your Heart for a Healthier Brain

Heart health and brain health go hand in hand. Did you know that there are some forms of heart disease associated with dementia and other kinds of cognitive impairment? According to vascular neurologist Dr. Philip Gorelick, “Over time, the arteries carrying blood to the brain may narrow or become damaged, which can lead to dementia. […] Read More >>