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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

5 Suggestions for Visiting a Resident in Memory Care

If you have a loved one or friend who lives in a memory care community, you may find yourself hesitating to visit. Understanding dementia is a challenge. It’s not that uncommon to put off visiting if you’re unsure of what to expect or worry that you’ll make the situation worse.

If you’re struggling with how to interact, there are several tips that might work best for your particular situation. Here are 5 ideas to help make your visits a positive experience for everyone.

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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

Observing the Holidays When Your Loved One has Dementia

It would be a rare family who hasn’t experienced tension while preparing for the holidays. But for those living or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the season can bring on additional stress. Yet that doesn’t mean there’s no joy to be found. With some careful planning and consideration, this time of year can still be meaningful for your loved one, family and friends.

As the holidays approach, take some time to think about what celebrating might look like in your family this year. There may be traditions that will need to be scaled back, but happiness can still be experienced. These two suggestions may help jumpstart your plans:

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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

How to Pay for Memory Care

If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, care support will most likely be needed in the future. In fact, as the disease progresses, families will often find more help is required than can be provided at home. Eventually, a move into an assisted living or memory care community may be necessary.

As hard as making that decision can be, another pressing question most families ask is how they will pay for this memory support. Because this type of care is specialized for those suffering from a cognitive illness, the cost is usually higher than for other types of senior living.

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019

5 Tips to Help a Loved One Adjust to a Memory Care Community

The day you may have worried about finally came. Both you and your loved one needed more help than could be provided at home. Accepting this the best you could, you researched and asked friends and family for referrals. But now that you’re beginning to visit communities, you may wonder how to make the transition from home.

Start by preparing yourself the best you can to help your loved one make this move. Depending on the triggers that day, it may be a challenge for both of you.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Homecare versus Memory Care

Time may seem to stand still after receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s. But your mind can soon be flooded with so many questions you may find it hard to think clearly. Among those will likely be how and where care should be provided. 

You may not know if it’s possible to provide care at home or if it is, what will be your role. You might wonder if you should bring in outside caregivers or if your loved one will need to move into a community. Although it’s normal to feel confusion, and it may take some time, remember that answers can be found.

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