Once you or a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, it can be difficult to work through the emotions of the diagnosis while also working on a treatment plan of care that will keep your loved one safe and healthy for as long as possible. However, a roadmap to resources that can help your loved one live a life that is full of independence and dignity may be nearer than you think. A top-quality dementia care facility can not only be a place of comfort and safety for your loved one, but it can also be a place of education and understanding for you. As you begin to look at dementia care facilities—what we call memory care communities—in your area, take note of a few details that can help you choose one that will become a part of your extended family for the duration of your journey.
There are hundreds of age-related illnesses, but a small fraction of these illnesses impacts a large majority of seniors.
At The Arbor Company, we see and help to manage all of these common problems on a daily basis. A diagnosis of age-related illness is frightening and leads to serious questions; what do you do next? What will life look like now? What information can I trust?
Below, we share ten of the most common and potentially serious age-related illnesses in the U.S. along with a link to an associated nonprofit organization that provides educational materials, advocates for patients, and raises funds for research.