Monthly Archives: March 2014

Today Show Spotlights the Impact of Alzheimer’s on Women

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 26th, 2014 in Mind | No Comments

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. However, historically, women have  been disproportionately affected by the debilitating disease. Last week, The Today Show broadcasted a segment based on a recent report released by the Alzheimer’s Association on how Alzheimer’s disease disproportionately affects women either as patients or caregivers .  Here are a few astonishing  facts presented in the report:

According to Alzheimer’s Association, 3.2.million women have Alzheimer’s. At 65, 1 out 6 women will develop Alzheimer’s versus 1 out 11 men. When a woman reaches her 60’s, she is 2 times more likely to get Alzheimer’s than breast cancer.

Along with the recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association, a  another  informative Foundation,  Brightfocus,  funding for cancer is 10 times higher than funding for Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause death in the United  States that … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Mickey Maddox

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 10th, 2014 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Mickey states that she was born and raised in Wrens, Georgia, on April 6, 1927. She grew up one of the middle children in a family with 8 girls and 3 boys. Today she has 2 sisters living. She received a high school education and she attended Atlanta Business School.

What are some of your favorite memories from childhood? 

Mickey states that one of her favorite memories from childhood was that during the summer, her family would make homemade ice cream with a hand-cranked ice cream maker. The older children would crank the ice cream while the younger children would plan, and then everyone would eat the ice cream together. She also remembers that some of her cousins would come to visit and the kids would play and eat together.

What are some of your Read more...