Middle Village, NY, November 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease rises steadily higher every year. The disease not only affects the patient, but their family and friends as well. It is not an easy task for most to witness or assist a loved one through this transition. With that in mind, Dry Harbor Nursing Home supports Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November by spreading knowledge of resources to help support Alzheimer's patients, family members and caregivers.
Alzheimer's Disease is a degenerative disease that affects the brain. It destroys memory cells and affects a patient's ability to carry on simple tasks and eventually leads to death. The death rate from Alzheimer’s Disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, has increased by sixty-eight percent since 2000, a harsh difference from the other five causes of death that have decreased their number of resulted deaths.
Fortunately, services such as early detection and treatment options are available to help not only ease the transition but to help patients and their families throughout the process. Support groups are available for patients, caregivers, children and spouses that meet all over New York and around the country. The Alzheimer's Association’s website,www.alz.org, provides a trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to millions of people affected by the disease.
“Alzheimer's Disease affects so many across different cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds and brings us all together. During hard times, it is important to know that you're supported and that someone has your feelings in mind, to be able to lean on. Throughout this month we hope that those in need will find the support system that they require to get over the hurdles Alzheimer's can bring,” said Ellen Lishansky, Director of Marketing at Dry Harbor Nursing Home.
Dry Harbor Nursing Home is a 360-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to adults of all ages. Located at 6135 Dry Harbor Rd, Middle Village, New York 11379, Dry Harbor's professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a comfortable and caring environment that centers around its residents. Dry Harbor offers exceptional post-acute short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care. Dry Harbor Nursing Home provides the full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as wound-care and much more.
For more information on Dry Harbor Nursing Home, visiting hours, or general inquiries, contact Ellen Lishansky at 631-592-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly visit our website at www.DryHarborNursingHome.com. Like us at Facebook.com/DryHarborNursingHome and Follow us at Twitter.com/DryHarborNC.