The sale of Mission Health to HCA Healthcare means several changes to organizations and services once affiliated with Mission, including a shift of adult day care services from CarePartners to a new nonprofit, MountainCare.
The Alzheimer’s Association — Western Carolina Chapter connects caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients with a variety of resources through its Direct Connect Referral Program. In Asheville, Memory Care also offers support services for people who have dementia and their families. Both organizations advise caregivers to seek help rather than go it alone.
Nearly 20 percent of Buncombe County’s population is over 65, and most of those have one or more chronic health conditions. Local agencies are stepping up efforts to prevent and treat chronic diseases.
“Too much of what we now call ‘science’ is bought and paid for by corporations with frankly appalling conflicts of interest.”
The therapeutic power of music has been evident for centuries. But now music therapy is catching on in modern society and the use of music is proving to be particularly helpful in patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
When you’re taking care of someone with dementia, there’s no such thing as just getting away for a few days, says Asheville resident Thomas Stern, who’s had extensive caregiving experience. To help address such challenges, Stern is launching AV.E Health and, beginning in January, the company will offer assisted vacations at the Grove Park Inn for people with dementia and their family caregivers.
It's hard to comprehend what being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease would be like at any age, but Asheville-area resident Karen Zimmerman got the word when she was 51. The director of conference services for Hyatt Hotels in Washington, D.C., she was, in many ways, at the peak of her career, organizing major events for such […]