The Importance of Memory Care

It’s no secret: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia propose challenging obstacles for older adults and their family members and caregivers (who are often one and the same). Alzheimer’s disease is in fact just one category of dementia, and all types of dementia are becoming increasingly common as the population ages.

As life expectancy rises, other chronic diseases are becoming less and less common; on the other hand, Alzheimer’s and dementia rates are rising at a rapid pace. Chances are you or someone you know are in the midst of dealing with this disease. Caring for an individual affected by Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is an emotionally and physically taxing, full-time job. Long gone are the days when family caregivers are expected to do it all on their own.

As scientists and medical practitioners discover more about these progressive, memory-loss diseases, the general public becomes more aware of the best ways to treat and care for those affected. Many family caregivers are turning to memory care facilities for assistance looking after loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Dementia care facilities provide patience and a set routine of activities, both of which are essential to memory care.

Monastery Oaks is a premier Alzheimer’s care facility in the Orange City, DeLand area, offering long-term stays, day services and overnight respite care. We take pride in our approach to memory care, giving individualized assistance in a way that supports the lifestyle, interests and preferences of our patients. Memory care at Monastery Oaks provides attendees with the tools they need to still live a quality, joyful life. We also provide family caregivers with peace-of-mind, while enabling them to go to work, care for their children, or just do something for themselves.

The importance of Alzheimer’s care facilities and memory care routines cannot be overstated. Such services are crucial to the physical and mental health of both the patient and the family caregiver. In the home-like setting of Monastery Oaks, individuals in day service or long-term care are treated with tolerance, dedication and a professional understanding of diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. At our top dementia care facility, your loved one will be provided with a healthy routine, something to do, a nourishing place to be for the body and the mind. Our daily memory care activities will make a psychological difference as they battle a very challenging disease.

One of the first and most prominent side effects or signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is increased difficulty preforming familiar tasks. Getting up in the morning, getting ready for bed at night, providing healthy meals and personal hygiene becomes problematic for those affected. At Monastery Oaks we offer help with all of these everyday procedures plus much more.

If you or someone you know is in need of the assistance of a top memory care facility in the Orange City, DeLand or surrounding area, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss our services: Call 386-456-0049, or e-mail director@monasteryoaks.com for more information.

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