Memory and Dementia Care Services at Garden View Care Centers
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild; but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and even respond to their environment. Garden View Care Center has specialized in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia care for thirty years, so we understand and know the best ways to handle dementia patients.
Many of our referrals come from family members whose loved ones have been in our care. We also receive frequent referrals from social workers and doctors at local hospitals who are aware of our reputation as the experts in dementia care. The staff at all three locations receive certified training from the Alzheimer’s Association that focuses on how to work with and care for dementia residents. Our staff learns how to redirect behaviors while understanding the nature of dementia. All are aware of the impact of dementia on residents so that they can ensure each resident receives the care, respect, dignity, and quality of life they deserve.
Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, memory loss that disrupts daily life may be the first sign of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. This includes forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same information multiple times or an increased reliance on memory aids. Other signs of Alzheimer’s include difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work, challenges in solving problems, trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships and confusion with time or place. You can learn more about the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s by visiting http://www.alz.org/ .
If you have a loved one showing signs of memory loss, call for a tour to request an in-home evaluation to determine the proper level of care needed.