What is Memory Care?
Memory care is specialized care for seniors who are suffering from Alzheimerâ€™s or another form of dementia. Often provided in a specialized memory care unit in an assisted living community, there are many different methods of care and ideologies practiced in memory care communities, but the universal goal being to help those suffering from memory loss live a fulfilling and dignified life. There are also often safety features to prevent possible wandering and accidents that may occur with memory care patients.
There has been a lot of recent research into Alzheimerâ€™s care, with the result being that memory care communities have outstanding and innovative methods of engaging their patients in meaningful and rewarding activities. Many approaches remove the pressure of remembering, which can cause frustration and hopelessness, and focus on creativity and engagement in the present.
Memory care units are typically a group of apartments in in a senior living community and in some cases the entire community is devoted to memory care. There is a 24 hour staff and common spaces where residents can socialize and partake in community activities. As an alternative memory care can be provided in the home by an in home caregiver.