A Person with Alzheimer’s Can Often Do Great at a Memory Care Assisted Living Facility

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will affect a person’s mental health over time. It can cause frustration, anxiety, confusion, and doubt. It can even lead to verbal and physical aggression. 

In many cases, that aggressive nature is a result of extreme confusion and fear a person feels when they can no longer remember things. Just imagine what it might be like if you woke up tomorrow and didn’t recognize your own family. 

You’d know, deep down, that something was wrong, but you couldn’t possibly understand what it was. Being surrounded by strangers telling you to do this, go there, and acting as though they know everything about you can certainly be unsettling. 

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, it may certainly be possible for some people to live at home with the right support, but memory care assisted living is a far better option for numerous reasons. 


Experienced staff.

Assisted Living in Daphne, AL: Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

One of the most important and pressing reasons why a memory care assisted living facility is the best option for those with Alzheimer’s is the staff. Family, including a spouse or adult child, will certainly want the best for their loved one, but if they have never supported somebody with Alzheimer’s, what might they miss? 

They can actually miss out on quite a bit. Experienced staff at a memory care assisted living facility will have worked with other seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

That experience is going to make a world of difference as the disease progresses. They will be able to encourage the senior to pursue certain activities they may enjoy and that can be beneficial. They will also understand the best strategies and methods to support somebody who is feeling confused, experiencing extreme memory related challenges on a given day, and how to give them comfort. 


Staying active. 

Living at home, even with a spouse or an adult child and his or her family, is going to limit the kind of activities a person with Alzheimer’s can participate in. At a quality memory care facility, on the other hand, there will likely be a number of activities to participate in regularly. 

Many of these activities can be mentally stimulating, which has been shown to be beneficial for somebody with Alzheimer’s (Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation). 

The more people look into a memory care assisted living facility for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the more they realize its benefits. It can often be far better for quality of life, comfort, and safety than the person remaining home, especially if theyre alone. 

If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Daphne, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017. 

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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