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SENIOR LIVING CHOICES: ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA/MEMORY CARE FACILITIES

It's dementia... Who do I call? Where do I start?

Dementia is the significant loss of mental processing and intellectual abilities, including language & communication, reasoning, memory capacity, abstract thinking, motor and spatial skills, judgment and physical abilities, such that it interferes with social or occupational functioning. Symptoms include:

  • short-term memory loss
  • long-term memory loss
  • language deterioration
  • lowered motivation
  • poor judgment
  • forgetting to turn off ovens, lock doors, and other basic responses
  • personality changes
  • lack of personal hygiene
  • mood swings and restlessness
  • difficulties with money and math and reasoning
  • confusion
  • becoming lost or disoriented in familiar surroundings

Then what is ALZHEIMER’S and why is it better for Grandma to live in an Alzheimer's Facility?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of Dementia. This disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in greatly impaired memory, thinking and behavior. As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to grow to as many as 14 million by the middle of the twenty-first century as the population as a whole ages. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, recently surpassing diabetes. Thus the availability of very well adapted Alzheimer's Communities in Southern California.

Everyone is affected in some way…

Not only is the person diagnosed with a memory impairment disease affected, but their surrounding network of family and friends is indeed impacted. Often times, the loved one and their family and friends have been living with Dementia or mild to moderate Alzheimer’s for years and trying to make sense of odd behaviors long before the disease has been diagnosed. Families continue to adjust to these behaviors, all the while raising their tolerance to more and more dangerous conditions their loved ones live in- conditions which would very likely be less threatening in Memory Care Communities.

Lean on us, benefit from our experience…you’ll be relieved you did!

Our experience allows us to help you choose the best suited Alzheimer's/Dementia/Memory Care communities according to your specific situation. We can offer guidance in choosing a dedicated Alzheimer’s Facility / Memory Impairment community, or an Assisted Living community that offers a secured side if/when wandering becomes an issue, or one of the many dementia-dedicated Board and Care homes throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. We’ll provide you details about the different choices of Alzheimer's/Dementia Communities as well as rates and availability assisting you with transition strategies to successfully move your loved one to an appropriate secured Alzheimer’s/Dementia or Memory Care community..

It’s about memory and brain stimulation...

Remember, it is very important for people with dementia/Alzheimer’s to get a lot of mental stimulation. This is one of the most important positive effects Alzheimer's/Memory Care communities will have on your loved one. Passive activities such as having a baby nursery to sit in and rock a doll to sleep taps into a resident’s buried but fond memories and brings comfort. Walking down a hallway full of photos of movie stars from the 40s and 50s recalls the time when they were young, perhaps a new mother or newly married. Even if they don’t remember the games they played or songs they sang today at the Memory Care community, the “in the moment” joy for them that they experienced will be very beneficial and heartwarming. New friends, warm caregivers, and plenty of activities will do a world of good!

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