Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia triggering progressive changes in one’s behavior, thinking, and memory. Symptoms may surface slowly and then decline rapidly in later stages. Currently, there is no cure, only treatment. Drastic and variable behavior changes make it difficult to determine the appropriate care needed. Sufferers of Alzheimer’s and their caretakers need to… Read More


The ability to remember a string of events, people, or facts may begin to fade with advancing age. Many Seniors experience increased forgetfulness or difficulty following directions but is this a concern for a more serious issue such as Dementia or a natural aging process? What is Dementia? Dementia is defined as a chronic or… Read More


This behavior is termed “Sundowning.” Sundowning (or Sundowner’s) is not a disease, but a symptom categorization under the overall symptoms of Alzheimer’s. What is Sundowning and Why Does It Occur? Sundowning is traditionally triggered during the evening or when there is little sunlight. The exact reason for Sundowning has not yet been found, which is… Read More


A new approach, animal therapy, has recently become popular in Memory Assisted Care Communities. Dementia patients are prospering from animal therapy. Pets offer companionship and unconditional love; they have a key part in the quality of lives. Fostering a Home-Like Experience In the early 1990s Dr. William Thomas, a medical director at a New York… Read More


Keeping the lines of communication open during this time will become progressively more challenging. How you communicate with your loved one makes all the difference. Education is Key The more you understand how dementia affects your loved one the better communication will be. Various stages of memory loss require innovative approaches to have meaningful conversations… Read More