Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise, and every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease. It is not a guaranteed part of aging, although the risk of developing it advances with age. To inform residents, their families and the Frisco community about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco (1200 Main Street, House A) is hosting a Special Community Event on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia on May 25 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Tara Judd Longley, director of the Northwest Region of Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas, will share information about the various types of dementia, as well as the signs and symptoms of each. She will include examples of some challenges connected to dementia and provide helpful tips on how to fight the disease. Donald Zoller, author of “This Ugly Disease: A Caregiver’s Journey into Pain, Anguish and Hope,” will share his emotional account of standing by his loving wife as she experienced Alzheimer’s. Zoller’s wife was a memory care resident who lived at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. As part of its effort to raise awareness, the community will donate $10 to the Alzheimer’s Association for each person who attends this event. In addition, the assisted living and memory care community will introduce its new Caregiver Support Group for anyone caring for someone with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. Starting in June, on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco will invite families and the public to attend its free support group.
The upcoming event and the support group will help raise awareness about dementia. More than 3 million people in America are living with this disease, and according the Alzheimer’s Association, 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases are Alzheimer’s. The Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco team is always available to act as a resource for the Frisco community.
Attendees interested in coming to the event should RSVP by contacting Karen, sales coordinator at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, at 469-863-2697 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The monthly support group does not require an RSVP.