Dementia is a progressive cognitive disease. In the early stages, it might seem easy to manage, but as time goes on, behavior changes, disorientation and inconsistent sleep patterns can start to affect your loved one’s quality of life. They’ll need a strict daily routine and qualified health care professionals to stay safe, healthy and happy. This is when most families start looking for full-time care in an assisted living or memory care community.
Acting as the family caregiver for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease is rewarding and quite difficult at times. At Weatherly Inn, we understand the challenges of caring for a senior family member with dementia, and we're here to help.
We know how difficult it can be when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. As a caring spouse, child or grandchild of someone with dementia, we know you'll experience a roller-coaster of emotions.
Being a caregiver for an aging family member can be incredibly challenging. And there comes a point when their care needs become too overwhelming or even impossible for you to handle on your own.
Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer's disease or dementia is challenging. Part of your duty as a caregiver is to provide stimulating activities and pastimes to help keep your loved one engaged. But it can become a struggle to stay upbeat and playful, and even become harmful to your own mental health, without the proper care for their declining mobility, memory, or motor skills.
When conditions drive our senior loved ones indoors for an extended period, things can get dull quickly. Here at Weatherly Inn, we're experts at helping seniors with Alzheimer's disease or dementia get through required periods of confinement, like when they are not feeling well after surgery or during a crisis. To mix things up from the traditional card game, board games, and crossword puzzles, we want to provide some creative activity ideas that encourage social interaction and individual well-being for older adults dealing with memory loss.
Chances are, you're reading this article because you're tasked with the responsibility of caring for a loved one who's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. You love your family to the moon, but the ongoing strain on time and cost of care can ultimately become too much to bear. We understand, and we're ready to help.
The most frequent questions we get asked about our memory care facility are "When is memory care needed?" and "How will I know if it's the right time for memory care?"
By the end of this guide, you’ll learn how to:
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