Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is something we take very seriously at Senior Living Residences. The majority of our assisted living communities have specialized residential programs located within secure wings of their buildings that cater to seniors with memory loss.
We call them “Memory Support Neighborhoods” because we want to clearly communicate our emphasis on the word “support” – support for seniors and their families who cope with this disease daily. Our communities are designed to provide the very latest in treatment services to our residents, which supports them in maintaining their existing life skills and abilities for as long as possible. We go above and beyond to extend our support to spouses, adult children, grandchildren and other family members who are affected by their loved one’s disease.
Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It is progressive. It is difficult for everyone involved. BUT, there is promising research. There are new treatment methods. There is increased understanding about the symptoms and progression of the disease. And, finally, there is more education and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers than ever before.
A resource for families who care for someone with dementia
Over the coming months and years, this space will be filled with insights, links to terrific web sites, and tips for communicating effectively with your loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. We will also bring you information about Senior Living Residences’ cutting edge treatments for residents with dementia who live in our memory support communities in the hope that you and others may learn from our successes.
You will hear from geriatric care, Alzheimer’s programming and nutrition professionals within Senior Living Residences. You will also hear from recognized experts in the field of Alzheimer’s research and patient care, including Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University’s Alzheimer Disease Center.
In addition to our regular contributors we will publish articles from other guest bloggers and authors on a variety of topic areas of interest to seniors and their caregivers.
We also want to use this space to listen — we want to hear your story and understand how this disease affects you. We want your personal insights and advice for other families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
It is my hope that this blog will extend the support we provide to families and their loved ones who reside in our communities to many, many others.
Learn more about our new Alzheimer’s blog.