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This Year's Walk to End Alzheimer's® is Everywhere

Alzheimer's isn't waiting. Neither are we.
No matter where you are, you can walk.

Visiting Angels of Pikesville has been bringing hope, independence and peace of mind to seniors and their families since 2005. As essential in-home caregivers, we understand, first-hand, the impact of Alzheimer's. We know the trials the disease brings to families and loved ones, and this is why we walk.

Our joy and mission is to offer compassionate care to those affected by Alzheimer's, and we hope to celebrate the day when there is a cure. Until that time comes, caring for those with Alzheimer's is a necessary and rewarding job we embrace.

In the United States, someone develops Alzheimer's every 65 seconds. Finding a way to stop this ticking clock and providing love and support for these seniors is something near and dear to our hearts, and it's an important objective we share with the Walk to End Alzheimer's. In the past five years, Visiting Angels has generated more than a million dollars in donations nationally to support the fight to end Alzheimer's disease. And it's a fight we will continue to support!

COVID-19 has affected our normal routines and activities. However, supporting the Alzheimer's Association is just as important as ever. 

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® also has been affected and it will be different this year. The Walk is more personal this year, as participants will map their own route throughout their communities as they raise awareness.  Although participants can't join together for a large in-person event due to the pandemic, Visiting Angels of Pikesville Team Members will still walk in their neighborhoods. O ur team is committed to raising the funds that are desperately needed to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association®

Join us as we participate on Saturday, October 24, 2020,  online, on our streets and in our community. Click the picture to join the Visiting Angels of Pikesville Team or to make an online secure donation.

If you have any questions, please contact our Team Captain, Marcy Silver at 410-218-9506.

Eliminate Alzheimer's Disease.

To make caring for your older adult a little easier, check out this list of 9 top Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving books that are helpful for both new and experienced caregivers.

3 Reasons Why Elderly Socialization is Critical

When you worry about how an elderly loved one is doing at home, your first thought may be their physical health and safety. Can they move around easily? Are they eating regularly and well? However, there's another important factor to consider. Are they as socially active, or are they at risk for senior isolation?

Unfortunately, senior isolation goes hand in hand with many common aspects of aging. Seniors with mobility issues may find it harder to visit with family and friends and take part in their favorite pastimes. Meanwhile, seniors who are experiencing memory loss or confusion may withdraw from their circles out of fear or self-consciousness.

In addition, many seniors will see their social circles shrink because they've left their jobs, their neighborhoods have changed, or because their friends have moved or passed away. As is common practice, their adult children may also live in different cities or states.

But why is senior isolation such a risk for seniors? And what can you do to keep your elderly loved ones more engaged with the world - especially in the age of COVID-19?

Easy-to-Grow Plants for Seniors

House plants offer a variety of therapeutic benefits and can be an ideal hobby for aging adults. Whether it's a flower, cactus, herb, or other greenery, indoor plants enable seniors to stay active while bringing splashes of nature and joy into their home. Indoor plants also reduce stress by inducing comfortable, soothing, and natural feelings and moods.

If you decide to add a plant or two inside your senior's home, choose varieties that are suited for indoor living and require minimal care.