The West Baton Rouge Council on Aging and Senior Center is designed to provide services to assist older adults, age 60 and over, with remaining and living independently in their homes. These services are provided for those who reside in West Baton Rouge Parish only.
The Senior Center is Open
1st & 4th Monday 8:30am -1:30 pm
Tuesday-Friday 8:30am -1:30pm
Give us a call if there are any questions or concerns at (225)383-0638 .
Daily transportation available to center.
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, which is a term that describes memory loss symptoms and cognitive decline significant enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s dementia, the most common type of dementia, accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.
Although everyone experiences a change in brain function as they age, what occurs with Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which means it gets worse over time, and the person affected eventually loses the ability to accomplish daily tasks.
Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms
Part of Alzheimer’s disease awareness is knowing the symptoms so you can recognize them in a loved one who may be developing Alzheimer’s. Early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia is key to optimal health management and planning. Symptoms to look out for related to mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease include:
Confusion with time or place
Trouble planning, organizing, or solving problems
Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps
Mood and personality changes
Join In & Take Advantage of the Great Benefits of Socialization
"The importance of social interaction, for older adults especially, is massive. "
*Social interaction benefit #1: Improves mental health
When we’re socially engaged, we’re less likely to fall victim to mental illnesses, like depression.
Social interaction benefit #2: Improves physical health
There are so many physical benefits to your health that come with being socially engaged of which includes to: Lower blood pressure and potentially reduce risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
*Social interaction benefit #3. Improves brain health
We tend to have higher levels of cognitive function with increased social interaction.
*Social interaction benefit #4. Gives you access to personal care and assistance
Your community, whether paid assistance, family members or friends, can help you with your personal care. There are people that assist with mobility, errands and doctor’s appointments.
*Social interaction benefit #5. Increases your growth and learning
Growth and learning are two things that greatly contribute to your brain health and your sense of fulfillment… and they can also contribute to your level of social interaction.