Alzheimer’s is a disease scientists and doctors still don’t fully understand. Clear risk factors include age and family history, but evidence shows that staying physically, mentally, and socially active may reduce the risk of developing the disease. Even so, when memory loss begins to disrupt daily life, it’s time to seek help and memory care.
If you or a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or any other memory-related condition, you likely have concerns about securing the best possible care. You’re also likely seeking a living environment that supports exceptional memory care in Rome, GA.
According to the CDC, in 2014 as many as 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. The number is projected to nearly triple by 2060 to roughly 14 million people.
Alzheimer’s Treatment Options
When it comes to treating Alzheimer’s treatment, medical management to improve quality of life is the way. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. That said, treatment is often tailored to assist with maintaining mental function, managing behavioral symptoms as needed, and working to slow or delay the symptoms of the disease.
Our Approach to Memory Care
Our Pathways Memory Care program is purposed to provide intentional care to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The program works to minimize discomfort and pain associated with memory loss, and also to help foster experiences of kindness, laughter, and happiness.
Our staff works to get to know residents well– learning about their families, their favorite things, their personal items and mementos that carry meaning, and seek to help create a feeling of home, familiarity, and comfort. We wholeheartedly believe in the power of consistency, kindness, and reassurance to make a difference.
- iN2L Person-Centered Engagement Technology– This facet of our memory care services incorporates user-friendly, stimulating software, interactive games, Google Earth guided tours of places that have personal meaning, and more for recreation, memory engagement, and the ever important social connection. The saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it” comes into play here, and we seek to help preserve memory through purposeful activity that also proves to be very enjoyable for those in our care.
- Pet Therapy– We believe in the power of animals to help diminish stress, generally help to improve mood, and ease the difficulties some memory care patients have with connecting socially. The presence of pets can help to ease the effects of dementia, as well as the anxiety, irritability, agitation, and loneliness that can accompany it. Read more about the magic of pets when it comes to living with Alzheimer’s.
- Music Therapy– We know music therapy can stimulate memory, and our residents love this approach! Music has a keen ability to activate the cognitive process while also eliciting smiles, dancing, and happiness.
Learn more about our memory care program, or schedule a tour of our Rome, GA community today! We would love to have you or your loved one here receiving the best memory care available.