Entries by Robin Andrews Smith

Brain Health Bootcamp

Brain Health Bootcamp – Strengthen Your Mind & Body To Stay Sharp Date: Every Thursday (beginning 8/22/19) Time: 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Location: 1634 Afton Lane Brookhaven, GA 30329 Details: A new class for individuals who want to improve symptoms of a diagnosis effecting cognitive change. Our program emphasizes memory enhancement through cognitive stimulation, […]

You & Me Dementia Support Group

You & Me Dementia Support Group in Atlanta Date: Every Wednesday Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Location: 1634 Afton Lane Brookhaven, GA 30329 Details: If you are living with dementia or the supporting spouse of someone with an early-stage diagnosis, consider connecting with others! This unique group experience will offer two simultaneous circles; one […]

Best Exercises For Seniors

What Kind of Exercise Should Seniors Be Doing? Exercise is a safe activity for most individuals. However, it is desirable for adults to have a screening prior to starting an exercise program or taking an exercise test. Age, health status, type of test and exercise plans are factors that determine the depth of an evaluation […]

Exercise In Senior Living Facilities

When living a healthy lifestyle, there are many things to consider and exercise needs to be one of the top items on your list. If you are looking at senior living facilities in Atlanta, it will be very important to know whether the community provides the right environment and support for healthy living including ways […]

Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder: Vascular Dementia

In this article we’re going to talk about Vascular Dementia. With this type of dementia, oxygen and blood flow that provides the necessary nourishment of the nerve cells and brain are disrupted. There are three major reasons this can happen; bleeding, blockage, or limiting the flow of blood. In these instances, the brain cells not getting nourishment die, […]

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a neurological disorder that damages the brain. It was discovered by Dr Lewy in 1912 but has been under-diagnosed until recently. It looks like a combination of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease and while it is different, there is a possibility that it is related to both of these disorders. […]

Happy New Year

With the coming of a New Year we often take this time to think of ways that we can improve our life. Orchard Senior Living would like to help 2019 be a great year. Taking Stock A new year is a good time to take stock in what we like, and what we would like […]

2/20/19: Dementia Education Series – Loving Gestures: Techniques that Comfort and Calm

Dementia Education Series ~ Loving Gestures: Techniques that Comfort and Calm Date: Wednesday, February 20th Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm Location: Oak Grove United Methodist Church 1722 Oak Grove Road Decatur, GA 30033 Details: Presented by Dementia Care Trainer, Leslie Finkley, M.Ed The Loving Approach 6 Topic Series will equip family caregivers with invaluable knowledge, […]

2/15/19: What Would It Mean to Be Dementia Friendly

Event: What Would It Mean to Be Dementia Friendly Date: February 15th, 2019 from Time: 9:00 am to 11:30 Location: 1634 Afton Lane Brookhaven, GA 30329 Brookhaven has an opportunity to become Dementia Friendly! Come join the conversation and learn from special guest and neurologist, Dr. William Hu of Emory University and the Hu Lab […]