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Forms of chronic memory impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, are just some of the diseases to afflict humans as they age. And, with humans living longer than ever before and a sizable proportion of our population entering their golden years, there are more Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses than ever before. Fortunately, there has been a comparable increase in the number of facilities providing memory care in Athens, Georgia.
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Why Memory Care?
The first instinct when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is to try to figure out ways to help them out while still allowing them to continue living on their own. Unfortunately, with the afflicted senior’s tendency to wander off and the many impairments to judgment, problem solving, and language, family caregivers simply are not equipped to provide the comprehensive attention they need. On the other hand, Athens memory care communities, or Alzheimer’s care facilities, are.
One of the major difficulties for older adults with dementia is that they can no longer perform the tasks of daily living. In Athens Alzheimer’s care facilities, they get all the help they need. There are trained professionals available at all hours to provide assistance with meal preparation, medication management, bathing, housekeeping, laundry, transportation to appointments, and much more.
In facilities that specialize in Alzheimer’s care in Athens, GA, residents typically get their own private or semi-private room in a facility that is kept secure. This way, seniors can still keep some of their independence while remaining safe from wandering off and getting lost.
Why Live in Athens?
Located in the northeastern part of Georgia, Athens is a college town, home to the University of Georgia. Athens is the fifth largest city in the state with more than 115,000 residents. The cost of living in Athens is below the national average. This is great news for retirees who are looking for a place to settle down while still living off of retirement funds or social security checks.
Culture coexists with the university students in creating a music scene, intellectual environment, and art scene in Athens. The creative climate is nurtured by the city’s many music venues, coffee shops, and restaurants. In addition, the Georgia Museum of Art, the state’s official museum of art, is located in Athens.
There is a virtually endless list of attractions in this small city. Some of the highlights include the University of Georgia Campus Arboretum; the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the “Tree That Owns Itself,” a tree believed to have legal ownership of itself and all land within eight feet of it; and one of the two remaining double barrel cannons left over from the Civil War.
Athens has a lot to offer golden agers who believe that one is only as old as he feels. With the many youthful attractions, low cost of living, and array of senior care options, Athens is ideal for older adults looking for Alzheimer’s care. There is something for everyone.