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Alzheimer’s Awareness

Alzheimer’s disease isn’t only the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, someone develops the disease every 66 seconds.

There are over 5 Million Americans struggling with the affects of Alzheimer’s and it’s possible for this number to sky rocket to 16 Million by 2050.

November is the beginning of a brand new month and a brand new message.

MEMORIES MATTER. DON’T LOSE THEM.

Take care of your mind today and find more information at www.alz.org.

By on November 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Improve the Safety of your Swallow

SFS Therapies is proud to announce our newest service offered!  As of the month of October, we now offer Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) for the complete evaluation of swallowing disorders!


Modified Barium Swallow Studies are the most effective way of diagnosing a swallowing disorder (dysphagia).  Now partnering with Steinberg Diagnostics, our speech pathologists will be able to take an inside look at your mouth and throat to fully diagnose your possible dysphagia.  MBSS uses an x-ray machine to be able to see the muscles and cartilages of your throat.

Patients are asked to eat and drink different consistencies mixed with barium (a substance that can be visualized on x-ray machines), while the speech pathologist assesses the swallow.  The best part is that this outpatient evaluation is FAST and results are ready immediately!  Recommendations regarding ways to improve the safety of your swallow, as well as possible therapy, will be discussed with you immediately following the evaluation.

A Modified Barium Swallow Study may be recommended if you feel you have a swallowing disorder.

If you have difficulty eating or drinking, feel that foods/drinks are going “down the wrong pipe”, or feel food “getting caught” in your throat, call SFS Therapies today for a complete assessment of your swallowing abilities.  We are constantly growing and improving to best serve the people of the Las Vegas Valley. We are #NotYourAverageClinic.

By on October 30, 2017 in Feeding & Swallowing Therapies, General, Resources, What to Expect, Who We Are

Help is within R.E.A.C.H!

Are you or someone you know caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Help is within R.E.A.C.H! Reach stands for Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer Caregiver Health and their objective to improve caregiver health reduce depression, improve management of troubling behaviors, as well as avoid institutionalization.

 

Look no further for the help and support you require- contact Nevada Senior Center for more information on R.E.A.C.H!

 

(702) 364-2273 or visit nevadaseniorservices.org

By on October 26, 2017 in Cognitive Therapies, Resources, What to Expect, Who We Are

New Pathways Cafe’

Are you looking to improve your mental and physical well-being?  We wanted to share some information about a wonderful program for those affected by early memory loss.  This enriching journey consists of music, art, group discussions, and strategies to help with memory improvement-breakfast and snacks are just a bonus!

 

Take a look at New Pathways Cafe’  and see how they can assist you and your family! Charges may apply and financial assistance may be available to qualified applicants. Providing you the means to achieve as well as valuable community resources. We’re #NotYourAverageClinic

 

For more information visit: http://www.nevadaseniorservices.org/images/pages/pagespdf/eml.pdf

By on October 25, 2017 in Cognitive Therapies, Resources, What to Expect, Who We Are

Memories Matter. Don’t lose them.

In Preparation of Alzheimer awareness in November we wanted to launch a community-wide campaign to showcase the importance of making memories and cherishing the quality time we have left with our loved ones.

If you or someone you love has been affected by this dreaded disease please, share your story with us.  Upload a memory with the hashtag #MemoriesMatter and SFS Therapies will enter you into our “Memories Matter, don’t lose them” campaign for a chance to have your story featured on our website!

 

Providing the means to achieve as well as helping validity of the mind go viral- we’re #NotYourAverageClinic

By on October 23, 2017 in General, Who We Are
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