Monthly Archives: January 2014

Glaucoma: The Sneaky Sight Stealer

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 22nd, 2014 in Body, Education | No Comments

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Although, many consider glaucoma an eye disease that effects seniors like those in our Dogwood Forest Communities, this theory is flawed and is not always the case especially for certain ethnic groups. With regular complete eye exams, the detection of preliminary signs can be found earlier. That’s why its important that we begin looking toward the future and getting an eye exam for glaucoma. Did you know that according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, over 2.2 million people in the United States have glaucoma, but only half of them know they have it? First, let’s understand more about glaucoma.

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is nicknamed “the sneak thief of sight.” Often there aren’t any symptoms of the disease, and if it’s left untreated, can cause permanent loss of vision.  According to the Glaucoma Read more...

Thanks be to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 20th, 2014 in Education, Holidays | No Comments

By: Al Holbrook- Chairman of Trinity Lifestyles Management

Today is America’s day, a day to honor and recognize the true work of a servant, Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King came from a long line of Baptist ministers, his grandfather and father serving Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. King graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 and entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of his class. He then entered Boston University completing his doctorate in 1955 and met and married Coretta Scott, a woman of superior intellectual and artistic attainments, having two sons.

Dr. King became pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama and began his work for civil rights. Leading nonviolent demonstrations, Martin championed the equal rights of all people and was called by God to sacrifice his personal Read more...

Self Screening for Dementia Using Just a Pen and Pad

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 17th, 2014 in Education, Mind, Research | No Comments

Self Screening for mild dementia and early Alzheimer’s? Check. A screening for mild dementia and early Alzheimer’s that takes 15 minutes? Check. A screening for mild dementia and early Alzheimer’s that takes just 15 minutes AND you only need a pen and a pad? Check.

Thanks to Ohio State University, we now have the SAGE test for early cognitive impairments. The test is a FREE  screening available online; which allows you to spot the signs of cognitive decline before they become too advanced. The beauty of the self test is that it can be done in just 15 minutes notifying you of when you might need to have a conversation with your doctor about cognitive impairments. This is exciting news to our Dogwood Forest communities because like many assisted living communities, our prospects and families are not always aware … Read more...

Neuroscience Project Could Shine Light on the Elusive Brain

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 15th, 2014 in Education, Mind, Research | No Comments

It’s fascinating to think about how the brain truly works. The intricacy of its functionality is astounding. To think, the body’s connections only work because of our brains. For years, scientists have been interested in solving the mystery behind the brains interworking, but due to the lack of advanced technology, we have been unable to uncover the true power behind the brain. However, we are now in 2014 and technology allows us to dig much deeper into our cognitive function and other neurological mysteries. The brain is elusive with a myriad of codes, but with governmental interest resurgence reaching to the executive branch again within the last couple of years, Alzheimer’s research and other neurological research may get the necessary funding to finally crack the code. With teams of researchers, like the ones at Washington University, the brains elusiveness may … Read more...

Dogwood Forest of Eagles Landing Named SeniorAdvisor.com’s 2013 Excellence Award Winner

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 13th, 2014 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

We are so excited to announce that Dogwood Forest of Eagles Landing has been named a SeniorAdvisor.com 2013 Excellence Award winner! SeniorAdvisor.com is a senior living online review site that reviews over 100,000 senior living communities nationwide. As a recipient of the 2013 Excellence Award, Dogwood Forest of Eagles Landing is ranked amongst the top one percent of all senior living communities. The winners are selected based on the reviews from residents, families, and visitors collected on the site.  This what Vicki Curl, executive for Trinity Lifestyles Management, the management arm of Dogwood Forest, said in a recent press release:

“We are honored to be a recipient of this award as Dogwood Forest of Eagles Landing and all of our communities consistently strive for excellence,” states Vicki Curl, President of Asset Management for Trinity Lifestyles Management, the management arm for … Read more...

Arctic Blast Means Different Safety Measures for Seniors

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 7th, 2014 in Education | No Comments

It seems like Atlanta is feeling more like Antarctica these days. The 2014 winter season has been off to a blistering start with much of the country enduring the coldest arctic blast in decades. With temperatures dipping to records lows and hovering in negative digits, it is important to take certain precautions to ensure we are safe and our homes are safe guarded. Many vulnerable populations would benefit greatly from special attention during tough weather conditions, particularly senior adults who may be living alone. While many of us know how to safe guard our homes and ourselves from the cold, the senior population may be unaware or simply unable to perform those recommended tips themselves. For those who have senior family members, its important that you assist them during difficult weather conditions. If you are a neighbor to an senior … Read more...