George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.® Announces Alliance with Senior Helpers® to Deliver Innovative Adult Care Services to Seniors

(March 2018) George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.®, a San Diego non-profit with over three decades of knowledge and expertise in offering dementia-related adult care centers, today announced a strategic alliance with Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, to debut Town Square®, A George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center, powered by Senior Helpers®. Town Square continues Glenner’s innovative approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care by providing a unique, interactive adult day care experience and support services program for individuals and families impacted by the disease.

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1950’s Replica Town Uses Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

(April 2018) Alzheimer’s and Dementia affect 47 million people worldwide and that number is expected to explode to 75 million by 2030. But a new treatment center that’s just opening near San Diego, California may help both patients and families deal with the devastating disease in a very unique way. Peter Ross, CEO and Co-founder of Senior Helpers says “We do think this model plays well in any country and especially when you’re looking at the Asian market you have 350 million seniors in China. That’s more than the total population of the U.S. So I’ve had conversations on the home care side in China. I think this is an even better model to bring to China, to Japan, to any part of the Asian marketplace, along with the rest of the world.”

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The Wall Street Journal: To Help Alzheimer’s Patients, a Care Center Recreates the 1950s

(September 2018) Glenner Town Square, a new care facility for dementia patients in California, was built to resemble a town from the 1950s. It’s an application of ‘reminiscence therapy,’ which uses prompts from a person’s past to elicit memories and encourage conversation.

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Business Insider.com: Fake 1950s-era towns are popping up across the US to help dementia patients — take a look

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The Atlantic: Fake Public Squares are Coming to the Suburbs

(September 2018) "Memory towns" promise to provide an aging population with dementia therapy and the accessible spaces of a bygone era

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CityLab.com: Why a ‘Memory Town’ is Coming to Your Local Strip Mall

(September 2018) Weeks after opening near San Diego, a model town for treating dementia is set to be replicated around the U.S.

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