If your loved one is facing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or another memory-related issue, it can feel overwhelming. You want to ensure that they are receiving the best possible care, whether they are living in a senior living community or at home. We’ve compiled a list of the most helpful resources to assist families in understanding memory care and how they can play a role in helping their loved one live each day to the fullest.
Learn more about Cedarbrook’s memory care programs by contacting us at 248.936.6779 or scheduling a tour of one of our communities.
What Is Memory Care?
Memory care is a specialized senior living program designed for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Memory care communities on Cedarbrook Senior Living campuses have advanced life safety features that ensure that residents are safe and secure at all times.
Our memory care program, Affirmations, was designed with the “whole” resident in mind. We offer activities each day that enrich the mind, body, and spirit. This program helps residents quickly feel at home, with welcoming team members always on hand to provide help or assistance as needed. Delicious meals made with the finest, freshest ingredients by our culinary team help residents stay healthy. Our outdoor courtyard provides a safe place for residents to get fresh air and participate in fun activities. Specialized arts and music programs help residents do more of what they love. Finally, we utilize technology like emergency response systems and electronic medical records to ensure that every resident receives comprehensive care for all of their needs.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers support groups for both families and for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related issues. On their site, you can learn more about the signs of Alzheimer’s, facts about the disease, advice to promote brain health, and local resources for caregivers. In addition, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research and they offer opportunities to get involved in raising awareness and funds.
Discover the latest research on Alzheimer’s and dementia, resources for seniors and caregivers, and upcoming events for members of the community. Cedarbrook partners with their Institute of Gerontology to provide the most effective, research-backed care possible for our residents.
Argentum is a national association that supports companies that operate professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities as well as their residents and their families. They offer workforce development initiatives, help with quality improvement, and assistance for families as their loved one makes the transition to memory care.
Learn about the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, find support as a caregiver of someone with a memory-related issue, and read about the most recent research in the field. On the National Institute on Aging’s site, you’ll be able to find out about clinical trials and other resources that could help you and your family.
Reach Out to Cedarbrook Senior Living Today
Contact us to learn more about our communities, our senior living program options, and how we live out our commitment to “Celebrate Life Every Day.” At Cedarbrook Senior Living, we offer the highest quality care in upscale senior living residences throughout Michigan. From independent living to memory care, every resident receives the services and support they need to live each day to its fullest.
Reach out to our corporate team at 248.936.6779 or schedule a tour of one of our communities today.