We are so grateful for the gift of being able to touch so many lives and to truly make a difference
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 16, 2006
Today the Alzheimer's Store celebrates five years of serving the unique needs of people with Alzheimer's disease (and other dementia-related disorders), those who care for them, and their families. In 1998, the publication of The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's-Proofing Your Home, by Mark Warner (Purdue University Press), provided strategies and products to make homes for people with Alzheimer's disease safer and more dementia-friendly. With this book the seeds for The Alzheimer's Store were planted. Though the book listed sources to buy each product mentioned, it soon became apparent that what the readers really needed was a single source where they could buy these products ... and at that time no such store existed.
Mark and Ellen Warner opened the Alzheimer's Store on June 14, 2001, featuring only 14 products, including a large, easy-to-read wall clock that also displays the current day and date (for those who need help remembering what day it is) to a life-like baby doll the renews the nurturing feelings of a mother.
Today the Alzheimer's Store, based in Atlanta, GA, carries more than two hundred products, each with its own special story and serving the needs of people with dementia, their families, and those caring for them.
Linda's father had been unable to dial her phone number for months. With the Memory Phone, a telephone that allows you to push the picture of the person you want to call, her father called her the very next morning.
Michael discovered his mother was taking her pills and then taking them again (double dosing). Something had to be done immediately. With the purchase of the lockable Automatic Medication Dispenser, she could no longer take more than one dose at a time.
Joan had begun to wander at night. Her sister Sally couldn't sleep out of fear that she would leave home unnoticed. With the Motion Detector with Remote Alarm Sally was alerted each time she got out of bed and was able to get a good night sleep for the first time in weeks.
Martin, a former member of his church choir, was in the later stages of Alzheimer's and no longer able to speak. To his family's surprise, a sing-along video brought back memories, allowing Martin to join in with each song substituting "la la" for the words.
The Alzheimer's Store focuses solely on products that maintain dignity and safety for those in any stage of the disease.
"We are so grateful for the gift of being able to touch so many lives and to truly make a difference," commented Ellen Warner, President of the company. Much of Ellen's day is spent on the phone discussing products with customers and helping them find the right product for their special need. "Yet we look forward to the day when there will be no need for an Alzheimer's store," she added.
So, "Happy Anniversary, Alzheimer's Store, and may your days be numbered!."
For more information on The Alzheimer's Store, to order a product or for a free catalog, call (800) 752.3238 or go to http://alzstore.com.
(Source: Ageless Design)