Memory Care

  • Team Member Spotlight: Shannon Nevins

    Team Member Spotlight: Shannon Nevins

    Every month we invite one of our team members to sit down with us and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance, their role now, and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members whom every day come to work……

  • How to Handle Dementia Over the Holidays

    How to Handle Dementia Over the Holidays

    The holidays are a rich and meaningful time when families get together and create lasting memories. If you have a loved one with dementia, you may need to make some adaptations to typical family routines and traditions. Holiday events can be confusing and anxiety-inducing for someone with dementia. To help ensure the most wonderful time……

  • Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Myths

    Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Myths

    So you’re worried that you or a loved one may be showing the beginning signs of Alzheimer’s. You hop online to compare your symptoms against what “Dr. Google” says and you end up convinced that you not only have Alzheimer’s but that your brain is also being eaten by some rare type of amoeba. Don’t……

  • Team Member Spotlight: Julie Downs

    Team Member Spotlight: Julie Downs

    Every month we invite one of our team members to sit down with us and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance and their community, their role now, and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members who every day……

  • How Quality of Life Can Improve in a Memory Care Community

    How Quality of Life Can Improve in a Memory Care Community

    When it comes to the care of your loved ones, it’s important to consider not only their physical care but also mental and emotional care. Some older adults experience Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other conditions that impact cognitive performance. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of people with Alzheimer’s dementia aged 65 and older……

  • Ways To Help Friends Family Better Understand Dementia

    Ways To Help Friends Family Better Understand Dementia

    When you have a loved one with dementia, it becomes essential to understand what they are going through and how to interact with them positively. Even if you feel like you understand dementia pretty well, it is a good idea to help friends and family understand it. Then, your loved one can have as many……

  • Five Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

    Five Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

    More than 50 million people around the world live with dementia. These people require extra love and attention. To better connect with the people you love and encourage healthy brain activity, it’s vital to engage in fun, brain-stimulating activities with them regularly. Here are five ideas for stimulating dementia activities you can try today. 1.……

  • Inside Memory Care at Elder Care Alliance Communities

    Inside Memory Care at Elder Care Alliance Communities

    Memory care – it sounds simple enough, but what exactly is it? Well, it is a senior living community built to care for older adults who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. When at-home care is no longer sufficient or potentially un-safe for your loved one a memory care community is an option. Memory……

  • Masking the Problem: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Senior Care

    Masking the Problem: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Senior Care

    A baby cries, and we soothe it. But, when our older adult parent suffering from dementia has an outburst, how do we handle that? Sometimes these non-memory-related symptoms such as aggressiveness, agitation, or even delusions, the first treatment plan is to go to antipsychotic medications. But, more often than not, these drugs mask real issues……

  • Why Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Alzheimer’s Are Successful

    Why Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Alzheimer’s Are Successful

    The words “dementia” or “Alzheimer’s” can often elicit fear for us. We instantly think about what a loved one will lose if we hear that diagnosis. Dementia doesn’t have to mean you are losing out on your life. Cognitive skills may diminish, but every person can grow. That is the fundamental philosophy behind I’m Still……