If you’ve ever known someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know that there is no cure or simple way to overcome it. Since the memory loss can alter personality and/or abilities to perform basic everyday tasks, a special kind of supportive care is often required. Loved ones must learn to adapt their interactions and expectations, which can be emotionally and physically draining.
Thankfully, there are specific types of communities that cater to people with memory loss, and they can be a life saver for the individual and their loved ones. Memory Care communities provide supportive care in a secure environment. Caregivers are present 24/7, and they are specifically trained not only in caregiving, but in working with people who experience memory loss.
So what else is there to know about Memory Care? Here are five biggies:
It’s beginning to feel like the holiday season, isn’t it? If you’ve begun to iron out your plans for holiday celebrations in the coming months, chances are they include a bit of travel. Perhaps you’re catching a flight or hopping onto a train, bus, or car ride at some point between now and year-end. While travel around the holidays can be festive and full of the excitement that comes with being close to loved ones, it can be stressful. To cut down on some of that unnecessary hassle, we suggest incorporating these six simple tips into your planning process.