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.
- 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?
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