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Safety Measures in Dementia Care Homes Give Peace of Mind to Residents’ Families
Peace of mind is why many families of loved ones with memory issues choose dementia care homes. Keeping the person with dementia safe is often too difficult to do at home. Dementia care homes are designed to provide memory support in a safe and secure environment.
Alzheimer’s: After the Diagnosis & Before Choosing Memory Care Facilities
An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is overwhelming. There is no cure and as the disease progresses, it causes cognitive and functional decline and impacts quality of life. It is important to allow time to grieve and mourn while accepting a diagnosis of dementia, not just for the person with Alzheimer’s but family members as well. Here are tips to help guide your planning before you need to consider memory care facilities.
Sandwich Generation: Dementia Care Facilities Can Help
More than one-fourth of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are ‘sandwich generation’ caregivers—caring for someone with dementia and a child or grandchild at the same time, according to a report from the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Mom Has Dementia. What Now?” The Keys to Compassionate Senior Memory Support
The signs are there, even as you try to wish them away. Mom seems a bit more forgetful lately, and is much more irritable these days, too. She always went through the list of her children’s names before she finally remembered yours. But she isn’t keeping up with personal care like bathing and brushing her teeth. How can you provide the compassionate senior memory support she needs?
Finding Alzheimer’s Resources in Pennsylvania
Dementia is a family disease, affecting more than the loved one with memory loss. When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to know where to turn for support and information. Here are tips for finding Alzheimer’s resources in Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, PA Memory Support That Feels Like Home
When someone you love needs more care for memory support than you can provide, you want to make sure that the retirement community you choose feels as much like home as possible. This can create a smoother transition for all involved.
How is The Validation Method Used in Dementia Care Homes?
While a cure for dementias like Alzheimer’s disease currently is not available, there are techniques to help manage symptoms and enhance quality of life. The Validation Method is a process that works by entering the reality of the person with dementia. In dementia care homes, the Validation Method can help caregivers connect with the person with dementia in a respectful and empathetic way to reduce confusion and anxiety.
Friendship Suites Bring Companionship to Harrisburg, PA Memory Support
Life is better with a friend. That’s what residents of Ecumenical Retirement Community’s Harrisburg, PA Memory Support community are discovering.
What’s the Difference Between Dementia Care Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities?
Do you have a loved one with memory loss who needs long-term support? When considering your options, it is important to know that there is a difference between dementia care homes and skilled nursing facilities.
How Retirement Communities in Pennsylvania Celebrate The Longest Day
June 21, 2022 is The Longest Day. Not only is it summer solstice, the day with the most light, but also the day when people around the world fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through fundraisers and awareness campaigns.
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- Comparing Retirement Community Costs
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- easter egg hunt
- For Adult Children
- Grandparents Day
- holiday season
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- moving to a retirement community
- Personal Care
- retirement community
- retirement home
- social activities
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