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


Bodies need proper nourishment throughout every stage of life and proper nutrition keeps them healthy, energetic, positive and alert. Food for Thought All cells in the body, including brain cells, need to be well-nourished in order to function at their best. Brain cells require nutrients to help with information recall, the ability to understand, to… Read More


Life is frustrating when young children don’t listen. A parent who refuses to listen is equally as exasperating. It is important to have a conversation and have parents listen, especially when considering a move to Senior Living.… Read More