Do you have a friend with memory issues, Alzheimer’s, or dementia? If so, it can be a struggle continuing a friendship and ensuring your loved one stays safe. Senior housing, such as memory care, could be the best place for your loved one. If it is, it can be hard to stay strong for your friend with memory impairments. Our memory care communities at HarborChase have had so many of our residents experience this transition and have had friends and family who have dealt with it on their terms. One of our primary goals is to enlighten friends and close relatives on how to deal with loved ones in memory care.
With the percentage of older adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease on the rise, it is more important than ever to educate yourself on prevention techniques. If your loved ones are showing warning signs of a memory-impairing disease, it is important to be prepared. There are a variety of prevention techniques to help in slowing the progression of this disease; including memory care services to assist your loved ones and relieve your stress.
Here at HarborChase, we know that it can be difficult to keep a parent or loved engaged even when they face cognitive challenges. That is why we have specialized activity plans and HarborChase Memory Care communities that are entirely dedicated to residents with memory impairments. According to the National Institute of Health, keeping your loved one mentally and socially stimulated can help in the decline of cognitive function and, in some cases, delay the onset of dementia.
Whether you gathered as a family for Thanksgiving or are planning something big for Christmas, this season is a time for spending quality time with those you care about and are close to relationally. Unfortunately, as we get older and form families and meaningful relationships of our own, own a home, and have full-time work commitments, we do not always get to see our parents on a regular basis. While we may still idolize them, or think of them as awe-inspiring figures that time will never touch – that is often not the case. Thus, Christmastime and the holidays, in general, can become a sensitive moment in time where children realize that their parent or parents are showing signs of aging.