This is specialized care for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Special training, additional staffing with structured, stimulating programming and a safe, secure environment are the hallmarks of a memory care program. At Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, we offer our professionally designed Memory Care program as an extension of our Assisted Living neighborhoods at Seabury Woods and The Episcopal Church Home.
Persons affected by cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or other brain injuries often require this type of care, especially in the moderate to advanced stages of the disease. Because these are progressive conditions, living and looking after someone who has dementia can quickly overwhelm family caregivers. ESLC offers care from specially trained staff, a safe and closely monitored environment, and daily activities to provide a higher quality of life to our Memory Care residents.
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As you’ve likely heard, Alzheimer’s disease is only increasing as a larger percentage of people in the country are aging. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and the only disease in this country’s top ten diseases that can’t be prevented, cured or even slowed. With ongoing research, experts are hoping for insights that will lead to prevention and possibly a cure.
Alzheimer’s isn’t the only form of dementia, however. While Alzheimer’s accounts for somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of dementia cases, dementia itself is not a specific disease. It encompasses a wide range of symptoms that are related to a person’s memory and ability to handle everyday activities. One example is vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke. There are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.
Since every person diagnosed with dementia will follow his or own path with the disease, symptoms and stages will change with time. With specialized care, persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can continue to live purposeful and satisfying lives.
Here are some answers to common questions about Memory Care.