Posts tagged with ‘Memory Care’

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San Diego Memory Care and the Seven Stages of Dementia

by Dan Bailey

Understanding the symptoms associated with the various stages of dementia will help you make the decision about the right time to seek San Diego memory care for your loved one. Early on, it is easy to miss the signs of dementia, especially when the person lives alone. People often refer to the “early stages of […]

Memory Care or Assisted Living? Making the Best Choice for Mom or Dad

by Dan Bailey

Senior care facilities come in many types, such as memory care and assisted living, and choosing the best community for your mother or father can be confusing. Rule of thumb is that the right place will help keep your parent safe, while also maximizing his or her independence. To make this decision, you need to […]

Assisted Living for Memory Care. Why is it the best option?

by Dan Bailey

For many Alzheimer’s dementia patients, an Assisted Living for Memory Care facility is the best option. These facilities are specifically structured to cater to their daily needs and support them in ways that can be difficult at home. Ongoing social engagement, a range of cognitive and physical therapies and an environment designed to encourage independent […]

10 Facts You Need To Know About Memory Care

by Dan Bailey

Do you think your loved one may need memory care? San Diego memory care facilities vary widely in the scope of services they offer their residents. Here are ten facts you need to look at when you consider a southern California memory care facility.  1. A Collaborative, Advanced Approach to Memory Care First of all, […]

Is it Alzeihmer’s or Dementia?

by Dan Bailey

Actually it’s called Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. ‘Dementia’ is an umbrella term,  Alzheimer’s being the most prevalent type of dementia.  The two most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s Disease (apprx. 65%) and vascular dementia or those incidents caused by loss of blood to or in the brain – more commonly called strokes.  There […]

Finding a home for your loved one

by Dan Bailey

Feel free to print this out and use it.  Dan TO DO’S Identify homes that are geographically located close where you want the resident to live. Call each home and ask if there is availability. The ones that have openings, take a copy of this list and ‘show up’ for a visit. When you arrive, […]

Memory Care – What’s it all about?

by Dan Bailey

Memory Care refers to addressing the loss of memory and confusion of residents (at Lakeside Manor they are residents – not patients)  by the caregivers who are trained specifically in this type of care.  The loss of memory is frustrating and can contribute to anxiety, mistrust, fear and anger. The trained caregiver is fully aware […]

Alzehimer’s Myth

by Dan Bailey

Myth 1: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Reality: As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s is more than occasional memory loss. It’s a disease that causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, […]

Severe Alzheimer’s

by Dan Bailey

In late-stage Alzheimer’s, you may no longer be aware of where you are or remember your life history. Your physical abilities are also affected, and you may not be able to carry out simple tasks. You may: *Be unable to speak more than a half dozen words *Need help walking and later be unable to […]

Moderate Alzheimer’s

by Dan Bailey

This is the longest stage of Alzheimer’s. It can last many years — it’s different from person to person. As your Alzheimer’s evolves, your memory will get worse. You’ll have more trouble with language and thinking clearly. You may: *Not always know family and friends *Lose track of the day of the week or where […]

Mild Alzheimer’s

by Dan Bailey

The most common early symptom is trouble recalling something you just learned. In this early stage, you may also notice it’s a little harder to remember other things, make decisions, and find your way around new places. Other people may not notice your symptoms at first. You may find that you: *Forget where you put […]

Alzheimer’s Disease

by Dan Bailey

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but […]