Lutheran Crossings Blog

September is National Healthy Aging Month

September is National Healthy Aging® Month and there is no better time to take charge of your overall mental, physical and emotional well-being. Throughout each of our senior care communities, we encourage residents to make the most of each day by participating in activities they enjoy and socializing as often as possible. We believe that the key to living a full life is by taking care of yourself in all capacities while spreading joy to others. Aging is a natural …Read More »

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and a time to think about the importance of being vaccinated in order to keep our communities safe and healthy. At Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ, we place great emphasis on the importance of vaccinations to protect our residents and program participants. As we age, our immune systems become weakened, thus making it harder to fight off illness and disease such as pneumonia and the flu. Complications from these illnesses can be deadly …Read More »

Distinguishing Alzheimer’s from Dementia

Many people wonder about the relationship between Alzheimer’s and dementia. Are they the same thing? Are they different diseases? In this post, we will clarify the relationship between Alzheimer’s and dementia. To do this, let’s first look at dementia. What is Dementia? Dementia is the term for a group of conditions that affect the brain in the areas of memory, reasoning and communication. Dementia gradually damages or destroys nerve cells in the brain. Eventually, areas of the brain begin to …Read More »