As of 2015, more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, and about 500,000 of these are younger than age 65. Alzheimer’s disease, a neurological disorder caused by degeneration of the brain, is a particular type of dementia. Although the disease starts mild with no noticeable symptoms, it progresses to the point where the person requires a higher level of care than loved ones are unable to provide.
Initially your loved one may start forgetting words or conversations, becoming confused when getting dressed, and forgetting names of familiar faces. Eventually your loved one has difficulty eating, walking, or going to the bathroom. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease eventually become so severe that the safety of your loved one is at risk. The safest place for your loved one is in a community that offers memory care for those with dementia.
In these specialized communities, they integrate features of a relaxed atmosphere that helps to lower the stress of residents with Alzheimer’s disease. For example, Avanti Senior Living offers Salize, the innovative memory care program that creates an environment which empowers those living with dementia to live life to the fullest. They provide natural lighting, peaceful outdoor areas and a secured courtyard that lets residents take a walk in the sunshine or visit the garden without getting lost, and a tranquility room with soothing and relaxing sounds. In addition, Salize offers inventive programs that concentrate on and engage all five senses, a proven technique to reduce anxiety and increase understanding and communication in residents living with Alzheimer’s disease. Most importantly, residents receive the best comprehensive medical, health and wellness services provided by a highly-qualified staff that specializes in dementia and Alzheimer’s care.
If your loved one is in need of memory care, take the next step to get them the help they need and deserve. Avanti Senior Living is the perfect place for your loved one to call home.