When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, one tries to provide the best form of care for them, be it hiring a stay-in caregiver or having their loved one stay with them for more attentive care. However, as dementia progresses, many caregivers or family members find it hard to manage the increased symptoms that may include aggression and sleep issues, to name a few.
In such cases, having your loved one move to a memory care community would be a good option to consider. Here is why memory care for dementia is the right choice.
Key Benefits of Memory Care Communities
Memory care programs provide tailored care for persons with dementia or Alzheimer’s with their safety and well-being as the top priority. The all-rounded care provided by such memory care programs covers the following aspects.
Specially-designed Living Spaces
Wandering is a common symptom amongst persons with dementia, and many caregivers struggle to prevent this. Using the concept of wayfinding, which guides people through spaces via simple information such as lighting and signages, the living spaces in these communities are designed to reduce confusion experienced by persons with dementia. This is usually done through the use of visual cues, open floor plans, and memory boxes.
Daily Enrichment Activities
To help residents stay productive and keep their minds active, memory care communities organize interactive activities daily that are designed to fit their abilities. The residents get to enjoy fun activities through which they also get to interact with other residents and make friends.
Curated Dining Programs
Ensuring a healthy diet is also a core part of the care program. The daily menus are curated according to each resident’s dietary needs, and as much as possible, include foods beneficial for brain health. There are also food service programs provided for residents who have difficulty focusing during mealtime.
Specially-trained Team Members
The team members of these communities are specially trained to handle memory-related conditions. They provide a supportive environment and pay close supervision and attention to all residents. Nurses are also available 24/7 to assist residents in cases of medical emergencies.
When Should You Consider a Memory Care Community?
For those of you who are certain that your loved one will benefit from a memory care program and are open to this option, you might be uncertain about the right time to make the move. If your loved one demonstrates several or more of the following signs, it might be time for them to make the move to a memory care community.
- Inability to participate in activities
- Disorientation or getting lost in familiar spaces
- Weight loss
- Decreased balance or mobility
- Issues with continence
- Vision changes
Memory Care at Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh
Here at Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh, we provide you with a memory care program that gives you a dedicated living experience prioritizing a person-centered approach. With our lifestyle programs, attentive team, and amenities, you can be assured that your loved one will be in good hands.