Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive disease beginning with a little bit of memory loss and will eventually become the loss of ability to converse and respond. People can struggle to handle daily activities, and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s often requires a team of caregivers.
About Alzheimer’s Care for Seniors
There is no one-size-fits-all solution regarding Alzheimer’s care. Needs vary throughout the different stages of the disease and every family’s situation is different and thus, it can be difficult to decide on the appropriate care. There is in-home care, where a person with Alzheimer’s lives in a familiar environment, which can also be of great help to caregivers. Another option is residential care, where different facilities provide different levels of care, depending on what a person needs.
Benefits of Alzheimer’s Care in Our Retirement Community
When having to select a long-term Alzheimer’s memory care community, the decision to move can be a difficult one. We are all familiar with how assisted and independent living are great communities for loved seniors. But memory care communities are much more than the standard community.
Specialized memory care communities are designed for dementia care and provide a secure and safe environment that is easy to navigate. Activities and programs organized with a more hands-on approach are planned to keep your loved one stimulated and engaged throughout the day. Other essential care elements include art, music and therapy, life skill stations that are interactive, as well as activities throughout the day that may be customized according to each resident’s ability.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Retirement Community?
During moderate dementia, routine is favored by people with Alzheimer’s. Anything out of the ordinary such as a doctor’s appointment can throw them off. They may get stressed at the thought of going out, getting dressed, and getting in the car.
Activities such as taking a shower can be difficult on them as it is an activity that involves high stimulation of all kinds. They may start to dislike being washed and cleaned.
People with dementia will need more support and care as their condition deteriorates, and there may come a time when the situation for them to continue to live in their homes will get too difficult and they will have to move into a memory care community, where their needs will be better met.
Why Choose Discovery Commons At Bradenton’s Retirement Community?
People with dementia face a lot of challenges daily and we perfectly understand what they are going through. By entering our Memory Care community, your loved ones will be guided by using a person-centered approach that is rated the best in the nation. We have received a national Certificate of Recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association®, America’s leading voluntary health organization, for our SHINE® Memory Care curriculum. It’s a distinction that is only shared by a small number of memory care providers nationwide, which is a true testament to the quality of SHINE®.