If you or a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or any other memory-related condition, you likely have concerns about securing the best possible care. You’re also likely seeking a living environment that supports exceptional memory care in the Morristown area. According to the CDC, in 2014 as many as 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to almost triple by 2060 to roughly 14 million people.
Alzheimer’s is a disease neither scientists or nor medical providers completely comprehend. Clear risk factors include age and family history, but evidence shows that staying physically, mentally, and socially active may reduce the risk of developing the disease. Even so, when the effects of memory loss begin to disrupt daily life, it’s time to seek help and memory care.
What treatments are there for Alzheimer’s disease?
When it comes to treating Alzheimer’s, medical management can help to improve quality of life. There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s. That said, treatment is often tailored to help patients maintain mental function, managing behavioral symptoms as needed, and working to counter and slow the symptoms of the disease.
Intentional Memory Care at Regency
Our Pathways Intentional Memory Care program was curated to provide intentional care for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, memory loss. This program works to minimize the discomfort and pain associated with memory loss, and also to help foster experiences of kindness, laughter, and happiness. Our caregivers work to get to know residents well– learning facts about their families and lives, their favorite things, their personal items that carry meaning, and they seek to help create a feeling of home, familiarity, and comfort. We believe deeply in the power of consistency, kindness, and reassurance, and we invest our energy in providing care that upholds those tenets.
Our Creative Approach
iN2L Person-Centered Engagement Technology–
This piece of our memory care approach incorporates user-friendly, stimulating software, interactive games, Google Earth guided tours of residents’ childhood homes, and more for recreation, memory engagement, and social connection. The saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it” comes into play here, and we seek to help preserve memory through purposeful activity that also proves to be very enjoyable for those in our care.
We know music therapy can stimulate memory, and our residents love this approach! Music has a keen ability to activate the cognitive process while also eliciting smiles, dancing, and happiness.
We firmly believe interaction with pets can greatly help diminish stress, improve mood, and ease the difficulties some memory care patients have with connecting socially. The presence of pets can help to ease the effects of dementia, as well as the anxiety, irritability, agitation, and loneliness that can accompany it. Read more about the magic of pets when it comes to living with memory loss.
Learn more about our memory care offerings, or schedule a tour of our community today! We would love to have you or your loved one here benefitting from the best memory care around.