Memory care refers to all the forms of care that help seniors suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other progressive neurodegenerative disorders which make them prone to memory loss. It can be one of the most difficult things for both a senior and their family to go through, but thanks to advances in awareness, research, and care, these conditions can be slowed down. Hopefully one day, they can even be reversed.
Memory care varies in its forms, from in-home care to assisted living communities and adult family homes. The key features are treatment for symptoms, therapy to retain as much cognitive function as possible, supervised family visits to help loving relationships continue, and safety. Seniors with memory loss are likely to wander and become lost, suffer from disorientation even in familiar places, or forget to handle certain important things like turning off stoves, water taps, or even vehicles.
Due to the complex nature of this condition, seniors will require a memory care facility with a specialized memory care program. Though many have them, the quality varies widely. Our Senior Advisors are able to find care that’s perfect for your loved one’s needs and wants, so reach out for a free consultation anytime.