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Important Things to Look for in a Memory Care Assisted Living Community

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are progressive in nature. Therefore, an individual’s symptoms will become more pronounced and increasingly evident over time. Although the disease can progress at different rates among people, the continued decline in one’s mental and physical capabilities is inevitable and irreversible. While extensive research continues toward solving the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease, there is currently no known cure.   

“Therapeutic Fibbing”: Sometimes it’s the Kindest Thing You Can Do for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Throughout our lives, we’ve been programmed to always be truthful. As young schoolchildren, we learned that George Washington stated, “I cannot tell a lie!” We have also had experiences that confirm that Benjamin Franklin was right when he said, “Honesty is the best policy.” Telling the truth has always been viewed as a moral responsibility.

Therapeutic Reminiscing and Storytelling: Helping Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s to Reconnect with the World

Today, several forms of holistic therapy are recognized by experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as credible treatment methods for loved ones with progressive memory loss. Scientific research studies have shown that therapies using music, art and pets can be of value in reducing stress and agitation while promoting a sense of calm. Likewise, experts tell us that recalling people, places and stories from “the good old days” can also be beneficial by enabling loved ones to reconnect socially while also enhancing their physical and emotional well-being.

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