Does Your Loved One Need Memory Care?

Memory care is a type of assisted living or nursing home care given to patients who are suffering from memory loss. This type of care may also be called Alzheimer's care, and is beneficial in many ways. Memory care involves special treatment for patients who have a hard time remembering faces, routines, and even self-care habits, and also involves exercises and mental treatments to help a person lose less of their memory over time.

Are you involved with a loved one who is experiencing memory loss or who is already in an assisted living facility and might need future care? If you think you have a loved one who could use more care, it's wise to talk to their doctor or to whoever in the family has power of attorney or is closest to your loved one about it. Here are signs that your loved one might be in need of memory care. The goal of this kind of treatment is to help someone live more comfortably and safely.

Your loved one is more than you and other family can handle

Memory loss and brain diseases are unfortunate realities for many people as they age, and there is no known real cure for the condition. If your loved one has memory loss, dementia, or other mental health issues surrounding cognitive and memory loss, then they can soon become too far gone for you and your loved ones to handle on your own. Your loved ones needs to be in a place where they can get the daily care and attention they need. If your loved one is losing their ability to remember their daily routines or they are becoming aggressive or fearful around you and other loved ones, then it's time to consider memory care.

Your loved one is rapidly declining

Your loved one might be in an assisted living facility or nursing home already and be declining rapidly, despite the care they're getting. If you notice your loved one becoming withdrawn, unable to play board games or other activities they enjoy, or losing track of conversations, dates, and other events, then speak to a nursing home facility specialist about having them possibly transferred to another facility or to a memory care ward in the facility they're currently in. The right memory care can help enhance your loved one's life and give them the quality care and treatment they need to thrive, even as their condition worsens with time.

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Making an Important Move

About seven years ago, my grandmother’s oxygen suddenly dropped dangerously low. Sadly, this event negatively affected her mind. Because she could no longer care for herself, my aunt decided to move my grandmother into her house. My aunt quickly concluded my grandmother needed more help than she could provide. So, she put my grandmother in a nearby nursing home. At the nursing facility, my grandmother was treated with respect and dignity. She also received the extensive, physical care she needed. On this blog, I hope you will discover the many benefits of moving an elderly loved one into a nursing home.