IT IS VERY CHALLENGING for families when a loved one is diagnosed with memory-related illnesses. But for the person that is diagnosed, it takes a significant toll on them and their well-being. Providing the best senior living home for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients through memory care programs and higher levels of care is crucial in helping residents thrive.
Read below to learn more about why memory care is essential.
Maintaining the Memory
An essential aspect of memory care services is lowering the impact of memory-related illnesses on our residents. Enabling memory care residents to live their lives to the fullest by providing them with specialized care through mindful activities, social opportunities, and healthy practices, such as:
- Social and activity programs
- Healthy snacks and delicious restaurant-style dining
- Supervised fitness programs
- Fully-trained nursing & dementia care staff
- Game lounge
- Cozy library
Keep the Mind Active in Memory Care
The best way to prevent more memory loss is to keep the mind active. Engaging residents in activities that utilize the most critical parts of their brain are relatively simple and can be done to keep memory health in check. Supporting our residents’ hobbies, especially if they help them retain their memories, is the best way to keep the mind active.
Some of the activities we encourage are:
- Puzzles, including jigsaws and crosswords
- Reading, writing, and language-based topics
- Gardening and other peaceful outdoor activities
- Meditation and Yoga
Creating Lasting Memories
The most vital aspect of a memory senior care plan is creating new memories. Since forming new memories isn’t always easy to do alone, having family members and friends visit our residents is an integral part of this process.
Some of the ways we encourage new memories include:
- Events for residents and their families
- Activities for residents to participate in
- Providing ways to socialize with other residents
- Video chats with friends and family
- Private dinners for groups
The importance of memory care for seniors is undeniable. Dementia is progressive, and as time goes on, symptoms become tougher to handle, and long-term care is inevitable for your loved one.
Here at Avista Memory Care in Albuquerque, NM, we understand the physical and emotional tension of providing full-time care for a loved one with dementia or other memory issues.
We develop our community especially to help with activities of daily living, to help maintain memory and keep the mind as active as possible. Memory care communities create new memories and supply a higher level of care for your loved one and much-needed assistance for you.
If you and your loved one are in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area and new to memory care, we can help. We’re happy to give you a tour of our community and answer any of your questions about the specialized care we offer.
We work with you to provide excellent care to your loved one. We look forward to meeting you.