There are several distinguishing signs when it comes to diagnosing Alzheimer’s. One important sign to watch for is forgetfulness, especially when it pertains to newly learned information. In normal cases of aging, it’s easy to forget details of appointments and schedules but remember them later on. However, in the case of Alzheimer’s or dementia, forgetfulness of a detail (especially when the information is repeated over and over again) is an early sign of the disease. Another sign to look for is difficulty completing everyday activities such as remembering directions to a familiar location or keeping track of bills.
If your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, memory care homes are an extremely important resource. Family members and friends often become the caregivers of a person suffering from memory loss. Sadly 35% of caregivers report that their health has worsened because of the physical and emotional strain. In cases like this, memory care homes are the most feasible option for burnt-out caretakers. These homes ease the burdened by offering specialized care and professional support.
Memory care homes are specially designed for residents to feel comfortable and safe in a familiar environment. The facility is supervised 24/7, assuring family members that each resident will be safe and cared for. Structured routines and programs help residents maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle while minimizing the risks of wandering behavior. These designated facilities have trained staff members specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. Daily structured activities help increase familiarity and slow the progression of memory loss.
Like assisted living communities, memory care homes offer services and amenities to help in the activities of daily living. This means there is a prevalent support system to help residents with personal care such as eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, medication management, and other daily tasks. Other amenities and conveniences in memory care centers include well-balanced meals each day, programs and social activities, fitness programs, physical therapy, housekeeping, and laundry.
If your family member or loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, Senior Care Center’s personal advisors want to help you find the right memory care home where your loved one can thrive and feel safe. Our advisors want to help you find a home that is perfectly suited for your loved one’s needs.
We’ll also help you explore any budget-friendly options, accommodations, and government-sponsored programs to meet your financial plans. Call us now at (866) 518-0936 to set up a one-on-one appointment with a personal advisor. We’ll walk you through the process and address all your concerns and questions. We can also help you set up tours for each community you are interested in viewing. Our advisors are here to help you explore every possibility and option and will help you examine the advantages of each residency. Senior Care Center is happy to counsel you through the process of selecting the right home for your family.