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What is a memory care room?

Memory Care

Memory care is a specific form of the long term care that caters to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other kinds of memory loss challenges.  As the mind deteriorates, a person suffering from memory loss will eventually become unaware of their conditions.   They will require the help of other people to stay safe and remain physically and mentally active. They will need help and support with thinking, making decisions, and completing the activities of daily living. For these reasons and more, dealing with memory loss can have a significant impact on the lives of families and loved ones.  It is important to have a strong support system in place for your loved one that includes specially trained professionals that can provide around-the-clock supervision and assistance.  Though many families would like to keep their aging love ones comfortably at home during this time, assisted-living becomes the safest option. As more and more people are being diagnosed with memory loss conditions, memory care has become one of the most important services that we provide here at the Gables Assisted Living and Memory Care.

 Memory Care Activities 

 Keeping a person active in hobbies and interest that gave them pleasure in the past is important after a disease diagnosis.  The Gables realizes the importance of creating meaningful memory care activities not just ones that fills  time. Alzheimer’s affects behavior and senses in addition to memory. Certain activities may work better at different times of day. Our memory care room offers different activities and stations that help  our residence feel a sense of accomplishment. We also have safe outdoor areas with raised flowerbeds and gardens that our residents can help plant and tend. At the Gables, we concentrate on process of a memory care activity, not the results.   It does not matter if we never get the puzzle put together. What matters is that our resident enjoyed the time spending on it and felt useful.

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