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Posted: September 23, 2020

Memory Care

When Is It Time for Memory Care?

Deciding that it’s time to consider helping your senior loved one move into a memory care community can be a challenge. If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s natural to have questions about the future. You know that your loved one could benefit from having more personalized care, but there’s a feeling of uncertainty that you can’t seem to shake. The good news is that you don’t have to make this decision on your own.

Signs That Your Loved One Needs Memory Care

You’re Concerned About Their Safety

Have you been more concerned for your loved one’s safety lately? Seniors who have Alzheimer’s or dementia have a tendency to wander which increases their risk for falls and injuries. Has your loved one recently had trouble remembering where they are? This is a sign that your loved one could benefit from additional support. Memory care communities have safe and secure environments for your loved one to explore.

A Decline in Their Personal Care

Does your senior loved one often forget about their personal hygiene? Daily activities like bathing, getting dressed and taking any medication have become more challenging for them to manage. Unfortunately, it’s common for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia to forget how to do these essential tasks.

Caregiver Stress

When you first started helping your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you might not have expected the stress that can come with being a caregiver. The truth is that Alzheimer’s and dementia can be challenging for caregivers. If you feel overwhelmed as a caregiver, sometimes the best option for you and your loved one could be a memory care community.

Is Your Loved One Lonely or Socially Isolated

As Alzheimer’s or dementia progresses, it’s common for seniors to lose interest in hobbies and passions that they used to enjoy. Oftentimes this means that your loved one could become separated from their friends since their favorite activities present more of a challenge. If you’re worried about your loved one becoming socially isolated from their friends and family, a memory care community can help.

The Benefits of a Memory Care Community

A memory care community can be so much more for your loved one than simply just a place to live. Alongside having expert personalized care, your loved one can experience the following benefits when they call Demaree Crossing their home:

  • A welcoming and safe environment where your loved one can explore and experience more meaningful social interaction with staff and fellow residents.
  • Senior dining and exercise programs to help your loved one reach their highest level of wellness.
  • Your loved one will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of enriching activities that will add a sense of purpose to each day.

Memory Care to Help Your Loved One Thrive

When you know it’s time for your loved one to make the transition to a memory care community Demaree Crossing is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you and your family.

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