Memory Loss is Preventable: A Webinar on Brain Health in the 21st Century

Our knowledge of brain health has grown exponentially in just the last two years. Join us on Tuesday, May 26th for a fun, informative presentation on the latest in brain health and learn why the best time to invest in your brain health is now.

Dr. Nate Bergman will discuss advancements in the detection, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, and share actions you can take now to protect your brain.

Participants will learn:

  • Root causes of cognitive decline
  • Early signs and symptoms of impairment
  • Advancements in prevention and treatment
  • Lifestyle factors and brain health
  • 21st century personalized medicine and multi-modal interventions to slow or reverse decline
  • Why you shouldn’t postpone getting a diagnosis

Dr. Bergman has specialized expertise in the prevention and treatment of cognitive decline and has worked closely with Dr. Dale Bredesen, Dr. Mark Hyman, and other experts in the field.

This is a free event, sponsored by Kemper House Worthington.

Total Care Therapy: Physical Therapy Ready for Dementia

As a memory care community, we spend a lot of time educating our residents, families, and community on dangers of cognitive decline. We talk about how you can care better for your cognitive health from eating better to fitness goals. But as we get older, we are still more prone to injury, even as we take care of ourselves. When injuries happen, they can be completely debilitating. Our systems are not able to heal as easily as they once did so injuries last longer and put the rest of the body in danger. Physical therapy is an important part of regaining strength after a major injury in order to promote mobility and allow our residents to live healthier lives.

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Conversations with Dementia: The First Talk

Conversations with Dementia: The First Talk 

In this series, we will be discussing different aspects of talking about dementia from the first talk you might have with a loved one, to speaking with a doctor, to how to speak with someone who has dementia in a dignified manner.

One of the hardest discussions you might ever have is the one with a loved one about signs of dementia that you have noticed them exhibit. Hard conversations like this can be difficult to start, and even easier to avoid. However, waiting to start this conversation will only make it harder later. Let’s talk about some things to think about when preparing and talking to your loved one about the possibility of dementia.

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New Facebook Group for Dementia Resources & Support

Kemper House Worthington has launched a brand-new Facebook group (Kemper Kare Central Ohio Resource and Support) that is open to anyone in the Columbus area!

This group is guided and supported by Kemper House Central Ohio as a community resource and support for anyone impacted by dementia. Our hope is to empower connection and conversation for those on this journey. Continue reading “New Facebook Group for Dementia Resources & Support”

Conversations with Dementia: What to Say to the Doctor

One of the most important conversations you are going to have when coming to terms with the possibility that a loved one has dementia is the conversation with their doctor. This can be an extremely intimidating space. Doctor’s offices can be scary and can feel final. But it’s important to be prepared and give the doctor the information they need to help your loved one. In this blog, we will discuss some of the things you should be ready to discuss.

For this blog, we spoke with Dr. Douglas Scharre, a Neuropsychiatrist and Behavioral Neurologist at the Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorders and Center for Neuromodulation at the Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Scharre is a renowned expert in dementia and other neurological disorders. Continue reading “Conversations with Dementia: What to Say to the Doctor”

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How Kemper House Worthington is Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

Kemper House is committed to the health and well-being of all our residents, as well as our staff and the community at-large.

In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, we have implemented the following health and safety interventions in compliance with recommendations from the State Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will continue to update you here on our website as the situation evolves.

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Leading With Love Spotlight: Addie Cini

Part of my experience in taking care of Grandma Lilly was collaboration with my family. We had four generations living under one roof from Grandma Lilly, all the way down to my children. This first spotlight will feature my daughter, Addie. She tells stories about what it was like to take care of Grandma Lilly.  

**NOTE: Addie refers to Grandma Lilly as her Great Grandma Lilly throughout this piece, as that is her relationship to her. When she mentions her grandmother, she is referring to my mother-in-law who also lived with us.

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Socializing Seniors

For the vast majority of us, our fondest memories usually involve being around loved ones, whether that is our family, friends, or significant others. Humans are social creatures and often need social contact to keep sharp and emotionally healthy. This holds true no matter how old you are. For seniors, socializing is especially important and can be easily overlooked. In this blog, let’s take a look at some of the barriers that seniors face in keeping social, the benefits to a healthy social life, and the way Kemper House Central Ohio helps our residents stay social.

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What to Know When Visiting a Loved One

You’ve already gone through the tough time of helping a loved one decide that they are going to be staying in a new place that will be caring for their needs. You’ve helped them move in, and you’ve helped them get settled. As they get more acquainted with their new home, now you get the chance to visit them in their new space. This can be an important part of the process for helping a loved one feel good about their decision to be in a new space that is away from family by being able to see that they can still be a part of the family.

But with this visiting comes some responsibility on your part to help make the process easier. In this blog, we will talk about considerations as you come to visit your loved one in our community.

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MYTH: Dementia is a Death Sentence

Getting diagnosed with a chronic and degenerative disease is a terrifying moment for those diagnosed and those that care for them. It can feel like it is the start of the end for that person and can often be seen as the first nail in the coffin.

We are here to tell you that dementia doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Allow us to explain exactly what we mean when we say that.

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