Do you have an aging parent, grandparent, etc. who is living with some type of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? You may have decided that, for as long as possible, you’d like to care for your loved one at home. Unfortunately, this can strain even the best of relationships. It’s easy for a caregiver to suffer burnout. There may also come a time when the individual in question is not thriving or is no longer safe.
In either of these cases or even before, it’s time to look into memory care. Rather than looking at it as giving up on your loved one, look at it as doing the best you can for them.
Here, we’re going to explore memory care and then introduce you to a Charlotte, NC located memory care community offering a superior memory care program.
Memory Care: What Is It?
As you may expect, “memory care” assists older adults living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc. by providing focused services and care. Specialized training has been provided for each care team member so they may comprehend the various stages of dementia and the needs of those with the condition.
To keep residents safe from wandering, communities such as this frequently offer extra security measures. Exceptional amenities, activities, dining, and premium hospitality are offered around-the-clock, as part of professional memory care.
Assisted Living Versus Memory Care
Both memory care and assisted living assist older adults with activities of daily living – bathing, grooming, dressing, medication, meals, etc. But extra peace of mind is offered by memory care because the person in question lives in a supportive, comfortable environment with specially trained care team members, additional safety features, and appropriate activities provided.
Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
If you’re still caring for your loved one with a memory-related condition, here are a few tips. Late in the day, challenging behaviors such as “sundowning” may affect your loved one with dementia. Before they reach a point of anxiety, frustration, or fatigue, try these suggestions:
- Tune in to the energy of your loved one. Recognize compromised coping skills and when to avoid certain activities.
- Utilize their interests. To diffuse anxiety and confusion positively, engage your loved one in something they truly enjoy and are interested in.
- Really get to know your loved one. Try to track the preferences of the person in question where leisure, socializing, exercise, eating, walking, and sleeping are concerned. This way, you’ll understand how to be more proactive, and your day will go smoother.
If you think your loved one is exhibiting signs and/or symptoms of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or some other condition related to memory loss, do not hesitate to contact their physician. The sooner you understand and prepare for the road ahead, the better.
Committed to Excellence in Service and Care: TerraBella Little Avenue’s Memory Care Program
Though we also offer assisted living, TerraBella Little Avenue is proud to introduce our memory care program. Don’t face the task of caring for a loved one with a memory-related condition by yourself for one more moment – we want to help.
Please contact us at TerraBella Little Avenue by phoning 704-448-5760 for sales and leasing inquiries. Any other questions can be directed to 704-541-9333. Better yet, schedule a personal tour so you can see for yourself all we have to offer. You may also choose to get started by using our convenient online form.