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Understanding Alzheimer’s

Out of the 5 million people in America live with Alzheimer’s disease, 1.1 million live in California. As a nonprofit serving older adults in Northern California, Eskaton offers flexible care options for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. We are committed to partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to find a cure and provide support for those living with the disease.

Eskaton Team at the Sacramento Alzheimer's Walk

Eskaton was proud to sponsor of the 2018 Sacramento Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Your fundraising dollars directly benefit those living with Alzheimer's disease in your community. Every year we walk alongside our residents, family members and care associates to advocate for those living with dementia. We are committed to breaking down the stigma of the disease and spreading awareness that living well remains possible even with a diagnosis.


What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's is one type of dementia where a person experiences changes with memory, thinking and performing complex tasks. Changes usually develop slowly and progress over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.



Eskaton assisted living residents on a walk together

What is Dementia?

Often the term is interchanged with Alzheimer’s disease. However, Alzheimer's disease is just one type of dementia that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. There are many types of dementia ranging from Parkinson’s disease to vascular dementia to Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The term dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of changes that might occur in the brain. Dementia is complex but a person may experience the following: changes in memory, judgment, difficulty speaking and completing complex tasks. Dementia may also interfere with a person's ability to perform day-to-day activities over time. Eskaton believes that with the right supportive environment and adaptive strategies living well with dementia is possible.

Eskaton assisted living residents on a walk together

What can I do following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia?

First define dementia in a way that is understandable. Eskaton defines dementia as a shift in the way a person experiences the world. The best education is to understand that although your brain may experience changes in executive function, attention, memory, perception, motor skills and language there will also remain many strengths. Your brain will create new ways of communicating, growing and learning.

There are support groups available for both persons’ living with dementia and family care partners that discuss the lived experienced and ways to continue living meaningful lives. If you are looking for an early-stage support group contact Judy Filippoff, MSW, Early Stage Program coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. For a list of support groups through Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California click here or visit the Alzheimer’s Association support group and education calendar. Remember, you are not alone in your diagnosis. Watch video.

Click here to learn about Eskaton Dawn of a New Day Memory Care Program.

Eskaton Memory Care neighborhoods learn from the strength and resiliency of our residents every day. Our person-directed approach ensures that our residents living with dementia at all stages continue to live a purposeful and meaningful life.

Eskaton FountainWood Lodge

Assisted Living and Memory Care
(Orangevale, CA)
916-988-2200


Eskaton Lodge Gold River

Assisted Living, Pre-Memory Care and Memory Care
916-852-7900


Eskaton Village Carmichael Lodge

Continuing Care Community (CCRC): Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing
916-974-2040

Eskaton Village Grass Valley

Multi-Level Community: Independent Living with Services, Assisted Living and Memory Care
530-273-1778 / 888-958-7100

Eskaton Village Placerville

Multi-Level Community: Independent Living with Services, Assisted Living and Memory Care
530-295-3400

Eskaton Village Roseville

Multi-Level Community: Independent Living with Services, Assisted Living and Memory Care
916-789-7831

The Parkview

Assisted Living and Memory Care
(Pleasanton, CA)
925-461-3042

The Trousdale

Assisted Living and Memory Care
(Burlingame, CA) Under Construction - Opening in 2018
916-334-0810

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