Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive disease starting with some memory loss and eventually will become the loss of ability to respond and converse. People can struggle with everyday activities, and taking care of a person with Alzheimer’s often needs a team of caregivers.
About Alzheimer’s Care for Seniors
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to Alzheimer’s care. Needs differ in the different stages of the disease and the situation of every family is different and so, it can be difficult to decide on the appropriate care. There’s in-home care, where those with Alzheimer’s live in an environment that looks and feels familiar, which also can be of great assistance to caregivers. Residential care is another option, where different facilities offer care at different levels, which depends on what a person needs.
Benefits of Alzheimer’s Care in Our Senior Living Community
When it comes to choosing a long-term Alzheimer’s memory care community, the moving decision can be difficult. We are all familiar with how independent and assisted living are perfect communities for seniors who are loved. 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. Programs and activities organized with an approach that’s more hands-on are planned in order for your loved one to be kept engaged and stimulated throughout the entire day. Other essential care elements comprise therapy, music, and art, 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 Senior Living Community?
During moderate dementia, routine is preferred by people with Alzheimer’s. Unusual things like a doctor’s appointment can confuse them. They could get stressed out at the thought of getting dressed, going out, and entering the car.
Activities such as taking a shower can be hard on them as it’s an activity that has high stimulation of every kind involved. They might start to hate being washed & 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 on living in their homes will get harder and they’ll have to be moved into a memory care community, where their needs will be met much better.
Why Choose Discovery Commons Virginia Beach’s Senior Living Community?
Individuals with dementia go through many challenges daily and we really do understand what they’re going through. By joining our Memory Care community, your family member will be given guidance with the use of a person-centered approach that’s rated the best in the nation.