Alzheimer's and Wandering

Alzheimer's disease destroys brain cells responsible for memory, thinking, and behavior. As a result, people living with Alzheimer's or a related disorder may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood or places that are familiar to them, known as wandering. In fact, More than 60 percent of those with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia will wander, and if a person is not found within 24 hours, up to half of individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death. Learn steps caregivers can take to reduce the risk of wandering by visiting the Alzheimer's Association's website, ALZ.org.

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Asia Hodgeman Asia has been with the company since 2010 and is currently the location manager for our Cool Springs clinic. In addition, Asia manages all social media platforms for both of our locations. She spends her spare time volunteering as an advocate with Imerman Angels, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. As a cancer survivor herself, she understands the importance of mentoring others with their diagnosis. She loves spending time with her husband and two boys, going to the beach, arts and crafts, and cooking.

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