Alzheimer's / Dementia Care
Our highly regarded Alzheimer's/Dementia program is located in our designated atrium, featuring large sunny windows and colorful flowers and plants. The program offers residents comfort, stimulation and socialization in a SECURE ENVIRONMENT. Our specialized staff evaluates each dementia patient and creates a plan of care that best suits that individual. Having social interaction proves to slow the progression of dementia and therefore we encourage socialization through group activities and appropriate therapies.
Dementia is not a single disorder, but rather a combination of age-related symptoms involving a loss of mental skills and deteriorating brain function. Patients with dementia gradually lose memory, communication skills, the ability to reason, and the facility to complete the tasks of everyday living.
Symptoms of Dementia
The symptoms of dementia develop gradually and may not be noticed until they worsen. Symptoms may include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty understanding words
- Changes in personality, mood or behavior
- Difficulty planning or performing sequential tasks
- Getting lost in familiar places
- Neglecting personal safety and hygiene
Treatment of Dementia
Cognitive behavioral therapy, eating a proper diet, engaging in physical exercise and having social contact have been found to improve daily functioning or slow the progression of the disease.
To learn more about our Alzheimer's / Dementia Care Services, please contact us today at 516.431.2600.