You know that transitioning your parent or loved one into a memory care community is best for him or her, but you still have doubts. You may be asking yourself questions like, “will my mother understand what is happening?” or “how will my father react to moving into a new environment?” You may even feel sad about the upcoming transition.
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Discovering a family member is living with memory impairments can be difficult, and transitioning him or her into memory care can be an overwhelming experience. This is especially true if one is hesitant or resistant to making the transition into a memory care community. Navigating through all of the unknowns is a task by itself, but ensuring that your family member is comfortable with the change adds another layer.
Although many people may think dementia itself is a disease, it is only a means of describing changes in the brain that are characterized by memory loss and cognitive decline. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly known and diagnosed type of dementia, it is not the only form of the condition.
With an estimated 44 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, providing the appropriate level of care and attention to these individuals becomes crucial. Memory care services are a form of long-term care designed to meet the needs of a person with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory impairments.
If you find yourself asking the question ‘What is Alzheimer’s disease?’, you have come to the right place! Alzheimer’s disease is a severe form of dementia, with over 3 million cases in the United States every year. While communities like The Pavilion Senior Living provide ample support and memory care services, there currently is no cure. Senior care requires much attention, and having Alzheimer’s requires even more.
When you and your loved one are searching for an ideal senior living community, it can be challenging to find one that is worth your money. Many senior living communities advertise a variety of high-end amenities, professional staff, or other appealing offerings to convince you that they are worth living at. Oftentimes, these claims are exaggerated or even entirely false, so it is essential to know which of these offerings are important to your loved one.
Because Alzheimer’s disease is usually associated with an older age demographic, it is important to help your loved one stimulate their brain in order to sharpen thinking, reasoning, memory, and processing abilities! Mental exercise also vitalizes the brain and can help seniors maintain an overall feeling happiness in their senior living community. Could it really be true that if you don’t use it, you lose it?
Memory impairment may present in many forms. Whether it be dementia, Alzheimer's, or mild cognitive impairment, knowing when to be concerned about your loved one's health is essential. While it's normal for people to be forgetful, it could be an indicator that your loved one is beginning to experience early symptoms of a more severe disease.
Did you know that 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s? This startling number can make anyone anxious. If you have an older loved one who has expressed early signs of the disease or if your own parent has Alzheimer’s, it can be even more intimidating.
Having a close friend or relative dealing with memory loss is never a comfortable situation. At The Pavilion, we see first-hand how Alzheimer’s and dementia can affect family members and friends. If your close friend does stumble into this predicament, it may impact your friendship, but it does not have to destroy it! The following is a personal story of someone dealing with a close friend being who was showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Names have been changed to protect their privacy.