Your dad used to love gardening. He spent hours in the yard, caring for his plants. Now, he shows little interest in going outside, seems irritable and is withdrawn. You may be wondering how to engage him but need help. You’re not alone.
Caring for a Loved One With Dementia
Over 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Caring for a loved one in this condition can be a long and stressful road. You love that person, and it’s hard to see them go through something so debilitating. Those experiencing dementia also commonly suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression. The good news is, there’s hope. Being informed about your loved one’s condition helps you know how you can help them.
Memory Care Communities provide structured, calming environments and active schedules to help seniors with dementia enjoy life while staying secure.
At Atlas Senior Living, we take a holistic and modern approach to caring for those with cognitive impairments. Every part of the day offers a chance to celebrate small victories and reflect on past accomplishments when possible. From preparing brain-healthy meals for them to encouraging them to pick up a new hobby, bringing purpose and joy to our memory care residents is how we honor them.
Why is it important to calm someone with dementia?
Those with dementia benefit greatly from structure, schedules and activities that engage the mind and soothe the soul. Helpful programs like art activities, games, physical activity and healthy meals at Atlas Memory Care Communities give residents the chance to experience joy again and feel a bit more in control.
Physical and mental activity calms anxiety and improves brain function
Studies indicate that exercise can boost memory and brain activity by improving sleep, enhancing mood and improving stress and anxiety. Problems in these areas frequently cause or contribute to cognitive impairment. The Mayo Clinic also recommends engaging in regular physical activity to help prevent memory loss. Even leisurely activity can benefit older adults; no marathons are necessary.
Staying active mentally is also critical to brain health. Studies indicate that regularly participating in socially and mentally stimulating activities like games, computer work, reading and problem solving slows the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This is great motivation to keep up with that bingo game or weekly crossword puzzle.
What about tailored care for my loved one?
Atlas Senior Living’s SPIRIT Memory Care program takes a customized approach to memory care. Residents receive an individualized care plan designed to help them feel safe while adding meaningful experiences every day. The program is effective at finding activities from which each resident can happily benefit. It allows residents and associates to build relationships and get more comfortable with one another while nurturing the individual needs of each resident in our care.
Our small, intimate neighborhoods allow us to put each person’s exclusive needs at the center of everything we do. As a result, families have the confidence and reassurance that their loved ones are receiving tailored attention and are encouraged to partner with our communities on activities and programming. An overview of our locations is below.
|Madison Heights and Kelley Place, Enterprise, AL|
|Madison at the Range, Madison, AL|
|Madison Heights, Evans, GA|
|Legacy at Savannah Quarters, Pooler, GA|
|Legacy Reserve at Old Town, Columbus, GA|
|Legacy Ridge at Alpharetta, GA|
|Legacy Ridge at Buckhead, Atlanta, GA|
|Legacy Ridge at Marietta, GA|
|Legacy Ridge at Neese Rd, Woodstock, GA|
|Legacy Ridge at Sweetwater Creek, Lithia Springs, GA|
|Legacy Ridge at Woodstock, GA|
|Madison Heights at the Prado, Macon, GA|
|The Goldton at Southaven, MS|
|Madison at Clermont, FL|
|Madison at Ocoee, FL|
|Madison at Oviedo, FL|
|The Atrium at Boca Raton, FL|
|The Goldton at St. Petersburg, FL|
|Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm, Lexington, KY|
|Oakview Park, Greenville, SC|
|Spring Park, Travelers Rest, SC|
|Fairview Park, Simpsonville, SC|
Finding a robust memory care program that offers social interaction, mental stimulation, a healthy diet and exercise will improve your loved one’s well-being. You’ll sleep easy knowing that he or she is well cared for.
At Atlas Senior Living, we know how challenging a diagnosis of dementia can be.
If you need help navigating your memory care options, we are here to offer a helping hand. Our compassionate associates can help answer your questions.
Please reach out to us today.