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How to Determine if Memory Care Is Best for Your Loved One

Memory care expert offers solutions for tailored assisted living. Frisco, TX, March 28, 2018  – When it becomes apparent that a loved one needs more care than a family is able to provide, it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. The priority quickly becomes determining the best level of care for that loved one, especially if they are experiencing memory loss consistent with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. When such memory disorders are present, the standard assisted living facility may not be enough. Instead, a specialized memory care facility may be in order. “Memory care residences offer a higher, more pronounced level of care specific to those with memory disorders and in line with the most current research and state-of-the-art practices,” says Trent Quinn, Founder, President and CEO of The Cottages, a highly respected group of regional assisted living residences for people living with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. “When there is a memory disorder present, this more specific level of care can mean everything for the well-being of the resident, as well as the peace of mind of that resident’s family.” Some of the features provided by memory care homes that are specific to those with memory disorders – and that can differ from the features offered in a standard assisted living facility – include: A staff that is specially trained in Alzheimer’s and memory disorder care – including a unique understanding of the medical, emotional, and social needs of those with memory disorders and disease. Activity programs that are designed to engage and encourage those with memory loss. Small residential groups that allow for more personal relationships...