4 Things You Need to Know about Memory Care

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When it comes to caring for the elderly, many tend to need a more specialized kind of care called memory care. The following are 4 things we think you need to know about this service.

1. It Involves a Lot of Behavioral Tactics

People who are struggling with diseases that affect the memory can have some negative behavioral issues. They can get angry, confused, and belligerent at times. When we create a care program for these people, much of the effort will go towards handling these behavioral issues.

2. It Is All about Safety

Many things can cause harm to someone suffering with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Forgetting to eat, self-harm in times of frustration, or wandering off and getting lost are all things we have seen cause major issues to these patients. Much of our focus with memory care is about protecting the patients from harm.

3. It Involves the Family

When possible, we really want the family involved in the care. This is one of the only ways the family will be able to maintain a good relationship as the memories start to fade more and more. The more exposure we can get from you, the better off your entire family will be.

4. It Is More Intensive

This is a very brief synopsis of just some of what memory care entails. As you can see, it is more intense than other forms of memory care, but is well worth the investment if your loved one has been diagnosed with a memory-altering condition.

 

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