Memory Care

What is Memory Care?

Also called dementia or Alzheimer’s care, memory care is offered in State-licenced assisted living residences or in nursing homes, often housed in a special wing with additional security or cueing devices. Many of these communities offer cognitive therapies and programs meant to keep the brain active and engaged.

FACTS:

  •  14 million Americans are projected to have Alzheimer’s by the year 2050, costing the US nearly 1.1 trillion dollars!
  • 1 in 3 seniors will die with some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
  • 16.1 million unpaid caregivers provide care to those with Alzheimer’s or dementia

You can visit this site to learn more about memory care: https://www.senioradvice.com/memory-care

When is it time for memory care?

  • Forgetting:

1. Medications

2. Alarms or gate codes

3. To lock doors

4. Numbers, addresses or locations

5. To turn off the stove, water or appliances

  • Declining Care:

The loved one is declining in daily care activities such as bathing, grooming, meals or chores. Care is becoming too involved or overwhelming for the family or main caregiver.

  • Personality Changes

1. Mistrusting others

2. Confusion

3. Anger

4. Withdrawal

5. Depression

For a directory of memory care facilities in California, you can visit this page: https://www.senioradvice.com/memory-care/california

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