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Memory Care

Honoring the Professionals in Memory Care Retirement Homes

June 13, 2024

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If you are caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, every day can seem longer than the next. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number …

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Aging Brain or Dementia: Is it Time for Senior Memory Care?

June 7, 2024

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Aging brings with it a host of changes — physical and cognitive. As a loved one gets older, it’s natural to notice shifts in their memory and cognitive abilities. Some memory lapses are a normal part of aging, but when do these changes signal something more serious? And when is it time to consider senior memory care?

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What to Say to a Loved One in a Memory Care Center

May 24, 2024

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Connecting with loved one with dementia in a memory care center can be difficult. There is often frustration and a sense of helplessness on both sides, especially if the person with dementia seems to be living in the past or is confused or repeatedly demands to go home. But these strategies can help.

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Sleep Issues in Dementia Long-term Care

May 3, 2024

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Sleep issues are common as we age. A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended 7 hours or more of sleep a night, according to the CDC. However, people with Alzheimer’s disease often experience more frequent and more severe sleep disturbances. This can be challenging for people in dementia long-term care and their caregivers.

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The Joy of Pet-friendly Memory Care

March 15, 2024

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Aw, puppies and kittens! There is a reason that the internet is flooded with pics of cute animals. Pets just make people smile. That’s why top retirement communities like Country Meadows offer pet-friendly memory care.

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What are Common Options for Dementia Treatment?

February 9, 2024

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More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to reach 13 million by 2050. Although dementia treatment can lessen the impact of symptoms on daily life (and promising new drugs may slow the progression of dementia), currently there isn’t a cure or a way to prevent the disease that affects memory, thinking and behavior.

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What to Look for in a Memory Care Facility in Allentown, PA

January 12, 2024

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Selecting a memory care facility for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is a significant decision. Memory care facilities are specifically designed to provide a secure and supportive environment for individuals with cognitive impairments. Here are several key factors in what to look for in a memory care facility in Allentown.

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Memory Care Help for Veterans: Honoring Our Heroes

November 10, 2023

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At Country Meadows, we are grateful to our country’s veterans for their service, as well as their family members who kept the home fires burning. Today, more than 450,000 American veterans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. As the population continues to age, that number is expected to increase by 8.4% in 2033 to nearly half a million veterans living with dementia. For these brave individuals, finding memory care help can be challenging. It’s important to reach out and explore available options to find beneficial resources.

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Technology Innovations in Memory Care Living

October 13, 2023

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As technology continues to leap forward, many innovations in memory care living are improving the quality of life and increasing safety and security for those living with memory loss. Today, technology is offering tools for use in many memory care living communities as well as private in-home use.

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Trial Stays Offer An Immersive Experience in Memory Care Living

September 27, 2023

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Choosing the right memory care living facility for a loved one with dementia is a crucial decision that can have a significant impact on quality of life for both the individual and his or her family members. It’s essential to find a community that provides the necessary care and support while ensuring the senior’s comfort and well-being.

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The Emotional Rollercoaster of Senior Memory Support: Coping with Grief, Guilt and Uncertainty

July 28, 2023

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When a loved one develops dementia, many emotions surface, for both the individual experiencing dementia and their loved ones. Senior memory support experts share some strategies that may help.

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A Guide to the Cost of Memory Care

May 26, 2023

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Memory care is a specialized form of care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or cognitive decline. People living with memory loss often require professional support and assistance in their daily lives due to the progressive nature of their illness. The cost of memory care can vary depending on several factors.

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Middle Stage Dementia Care Tips from a Memory Care Facility

May 5, 2023

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Dementia is a progressive condition that affects cognitive function, memory and behaviors. The stages of dementia can vary depending on the specific type, but generally they are classified into early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage. At a memory care facility, the amount of care differs for each stage.

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Validation Therapy Helps Dementia Behavior Changes

April 28, 2023

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Validation therapy is a powerful and compassionate approach to communication that has been shown to help reduce negative behaviors in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. By acknowledging and validating a person’s feelings, beliefs and experiences, Validation therapy can help improve the overall sense of well-being and reduce challenging behaviors that may arise from frustration or confusion.

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Dementia Friendly: Memory Loss Community in Lehigh Valley

April 14, 2023

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Co-workers at Country Meadows of Allentown are committed to helping the Lehigh Valley become a more dementia friendly area for individuals in the memory loss community.

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Families Find Support in the Memory Loss Community

March 15, 2023

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Caring for those who once cared for us is one of life’s highest honors. However, caregiving does come with challenges, especially when coping with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Thankfully, the memory loss community offers many opportunities to find services and support.

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The Difference Between Memory Care and Skilled Nursing

February 10, 2023

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Let’s begin with the basics. Memory care is specialized long-term care for individuals who have cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s and dementia. Skilled nursing care is around-the-clock, high-level care services for short-term or long-term medical needs.

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What to Look for in a Memory Care Facility

January 6, 2023

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When spending time with older loved ones this holiday season, perhaps you noticed some concerning situations involving their health or safety and welfare. If this is the case, and if your loved one is no longer safe living in their current situation, you may want to research what to look for in a memory care facility.

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Explaining the Death of a Loved One to a Person Needing Memory Care Help

December 13, 2022

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Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion that is natural and normal. There is no one “right” way to grieve, and each one of us reacts in our own way. People with dementia requiring memory care help can have problems understanding and communicating, but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel grief when someone dies.

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Alzheimer’s Care: Look For These Warning Signs

November 28, 2022

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The winter holidays are a joyful time when families gather together to celebrate the season. It also is a time when family members gather and might notice changes in older loved ones. These changes can lead to health questions such as, “Is it time for Alzheimer’s care?”

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