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Can Brain Games and Complex Jobs Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

The Alzheimer’s Association recently held its annual International Conference (AAIC), known as the world’s largest forum for the dementia research community. Experts, researchers and clinicians from more than 70 countries gathered to present and discuss the latest Alzheimer’s research.

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Rita Altman Shares Tips to Promote Enjoyable Mealtimes For a Senior

As people age, even simple, involuntary actions such as enjoying a meal can become a challenge in many ways. Some seniors no longer recognize when they are hungry or thirsty, while others might sit down to a meal and not recognize the purpose of the dining utensils at their place setting.

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Sunrise Sponsors “I’ll Be Me” Film Screening

On Jan. 15, Sunrise Senior Living proudly sponsored a private film screening of “I’ll Be Me” in Washington, DC, at the Motion Picture Association of America. The documentary highlights award-winning musician Glen Campbell’s inspiring journey as he and his family experience the emotional battle with Alzheimer’s. Glen Campbell is a prominent figure in entertainment known for his incredible success in the country music industry, as well as appearances hosting television shows and staring in movies. The documentary captures his “good bye tour” after going public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011.

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Did You Miss Our Holiday #MemoryChat With The Care Team?

Last Thursday, we hosted a Caregiving During the Holidays themed #MemoryChat on Sunrise Senior Living’s Twitter handle, @SunriseSrLiving. Rita Altman, Senior Vice President of Memory Care Services and the rest of the Sunrise Care Team joined the chat to share tips for caregivers and families caring for a loved one with memory loss this busy holiday season.

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Rita’s 5 Tips For Reducing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Every 67 seconds in America, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. There is currently no cure for the disease and unless one is found, that number will soar to every 33 seconds by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Rita Altman and The Sunrise Care Team Host Second #MemoryChat: Caregiving During The Holidays

Join Rita Altman, vice president of Memory Care Services and the rest of the Sunrise care team for a live, interactive Twitter chat online Thursday, December 18, 1-2 p.m. as we host a special holiday-focused discussion on caregiving.

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A Successful Walk to End Alzheimer’s in The Nation’s Capital

Sunrise Senior Living is proud to continue support of the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's as a National Platinum Level Team, and recently provided Diamond Level Sponsorship at the Nation's Capital Walk in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event, bringing together families, friends and caregivers committed to ending Alzheimer’s. The disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America and since 1989 The Walk to End Alzheimer’s has raised over $300 million in support of those battling Alzheimer’s.

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A Q&A With Rita Altman, VP, Memory Care & Programming

Meet Rita Altman, Sunrise’s vice president of Memory Care & Programming! Rita plays an integral role in our company's unique, industry-leading Memory Care Program. As one of seven Validation Masters worldwide and with more than 30 years of nursing and senior care experience, Rita brings not only her passion for Alzheimer’s awareness, but also research-based guidance for a holistic approach to memory care.    

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