Entries by Linn Possell

Benefits Of Vitamin D

Orchard at Brookhaven is dedicated to helping you stay healthy and happy throughout your life and offer a wide variety of ways to do this to meet your individual lifestyle. The staff at Orchard keeps up on the latest news and research in senior health in order to help their residents live their best life. […]

What Are Geriatricians & Do I Need One?

When looking for Senior Living, be sure to ask about the community’s medical staff or partnerships with local physicians. Orchard at Brookhaven is currently forming partnerships with physicians in the Atlanta area to ensure we can provide resources and affiliate providers for our residents. Onsite Medical Providers Having a trusted onsite medical provider available at an […]

Challenging Situations & Dementia Part 2

The changes that happen in neurocognitive disorders can create challenging situations for both the person and those who care for them. Frustrating situations are common and can cause loved ones to wonder why people do what they do. Below are four of the most common situations that can be difficult for caregivers. Orchard at Brookhaven […]

Challenging Situations

There are many reasons why challenges occur when people are living with chronic health conditions or dementia. Body and brain change create frustrations that often present in behavior expressions that confuse or surprise us. Taking the time to assess what might be underneath a challenging situation can help. The staff of Orchard at Brookhaven are both […]

Alcohol Related Dementia

Alcohol Related Dementia (ARD) refers to a form of dementia caused by long-term, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, resulting in neurological damage and impaired cognitive function. It is well established that excessive and prolonged alcohol use can lead to permanent damage to the structure and function of the brain. Evidence also suggests a relationship between […]

Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome

Orchard at Brookhaven is a senior community in Atlanta that is committed to supporting people with a variety of needs.  This also includes the many different types of neurocognitive disorders commonly called dementia. Currently there are over 110 medical conditions causing the symptoms of dementia.  Unlike many senior livings, the staff at Orchard will be […]

Neurocognitive Disorder and CTE Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Over the past 30 years, research has linked moderate and severe traumatic brain injury to a greater risk of developing a neurocognitive disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia years after the original head injury. Brain Injury & Risk For Developing Alzheimer’s A history of traumatic brain injury creates a greater risk for developing […]

Frontal Temporal Dementia

Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) is quite different from Alzheimer’s disease as new learning and memory problems are usually not the first symptom or challenge a person will experience. Since the condition predominantly starts with either behavior or language problems, it is frequently mis-diagnosed as a psychiatric condition instead of a dementia related illness. Signs of […]

Yoga For Seniors

Yoga Functional Strength For Seniors When looking at senior living in Atlanta, Orchard at Brookhaven invites you to take a closer look at why this community is special. One reason is because we have a holistic approach to well-being which includes making your life work for you. What Does Making Life Work For You Mean? […]

Meditation For Seniors & Benefits

Orchard at Brookhaven is Atlanta’s newest luxury senior living facility with a focus towards holistic well-being of the residents that live there and visitors from the surrounding community that come to enjoy classes, activities and community service projects. One of the many things that Orchard at Brookhaven will offer is a meditation classes. What Is […]