Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco to Host Special Community Event on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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FRISCO, Texas May 19, 2017 – The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise,

and researchers expect that number to keep going up. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form

of dementia, and according to The Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops

the disease every 66 seconds. It is not a guaranteed part of aging, although the risk of developing it

advances with age. To inform residents, their families and the Frisco community about this memory

impairment, Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco (1200 Main Street, House A) is hosting a Special

Community Event on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia on May 25 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Tara

Judd Longley, director of the Northwest Region of Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas, will share

information about the various types of dementia, as well as the signs and symptoms of each. She will

include examples of some challenges connected to dementia and provide helpful tips on how to fight

the disease. Donald Zoller, author of “This Ugly Disease: A Caregiver’s Journey into Pain, Anguish and

Hope,” will share his emotional account of standing by his loving wife as she experienced Alzheimer’s.

Zoller’s wife was a memory care resident who lived at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. As part of its

effort to raise awareness, the community will donate $10 to the Alzheimer’s Association for each

person who attends this event. In addition, as part of this event the community will for the very first

time introduce its new Caregiver Support Group for anyone caring for someone with Dementia and/or

Alzheimer’s.

“It is important to provide information to the public about different types of dementia and their symptoms,

as well as ways to differentiate between normal aging and memory impairment,” said Candy Jiwa,

executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “We are honored to have Tara Judd Longley

share her knowledge with our residents, their families and the public, and it is important to support the

Alzheimer’s Association in all of its efforts to find a cure.”

This event will help bring awareness about dementia. More than 3 million people in America suffer with

this disease, and according the Alzheimer’s Association, 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases are

Alzheimer’s disease. The Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco team is always available to act as a resource

for the Frisco community.

“We are going to kick off our new Caregiver Support Group for anyone caring for someone with

Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s in June, and we welcome anyone in the area who has a loved one with a

form of dementia to attend. We will hold the support group the first Thursday of the month from 6 p.m.

to 7 p.m.,” said Jiwa. “This is part of our ongoing effort to help families affected by the disease. We

know how critical it is to provide an open forum for families to ask questions or discuss concerns related

to caring for a loved one with dementia. We want people to understand that they are not alone, and we

along with other families are here to offer support and guidance along the way.”

Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco would like to thank Encompass Home Health and Senior Select, a

part of Texas Home Health, for helping to sponsor this event. At the event, raffle prizes and

refreshments will be provided for the guests. Attendees interested in coming to the event should

RSVP by contacting Karen, sales coordinator at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, at 469-863-

2697 or karen@mustangcreekestates.com.

If you’re a reporter or photographer and would like to attend the event, share the story or set up an

interview please contact Iva Gasparova at igasparova@thepointgroup.com or 214-378-7970 ext. 245

or Amy Jones at ajones@thepointgroup.com or 214-378-7970 ext. 302.

ABOUT MUSTANG CREEK ESTATES OF FRISCO

Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco offers a one-of-a-kind, residential assisted living and memory care

community focused on providing your loved one a home-like atmosphere at an affordable price. Six

large homes make up the community neighborhood, with up to 16 residents in each home that share

activities, meals and memories together under the supervision of qualified, caring staff. Three home-
cooked meals and snacks are made from scratch daily in each home’s kitchen and are approved by a

registered dietician. Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco believes in providing seniors and their families

with the utmost care and compassion in a personal setting that is designed to establish loving

connections among staff, residents and their families, just like in your own home.

The community features all-inclusive monthly rates with three types of offerings available: assisted

living, assisted living plus and memory care and can accommodate other caregiving options as

residents’ needs change. An emergency call system, secure backyard, phone, cable, Wi-Fi, life

enrichment program, on-site medical assistance and more are included with all levels of care. Home

health and hospice visits the community seven days a week.

Mustang Creek Estates has been recognized locally as one of the Best Assisted Living and Memory

Care Communities for 10 consecutive years. Recently, they were recognized as one of the “Best Senior

Living: Caring Stars” for 2016 by Caring.com. For more information about Mustang Creek Estates of

Frisco, please visit our website at www.mustangcreekestates.com or call 214-872-4242.

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