At Assured Assisted Living, our Denver memory care team helps to ensure the happiness and safety of each and every resident in our facility. We offer specialized memory care assisted living in Denver and the surrounding cities to those who suffer from various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe several more specific types of illnesses and disorders that impair the memory and various cognitive functions of an individual. This disease is degenerative in nature, meaning it will continue to worsen over time.
Early Warning Signs of a Mental Disease
The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia typically begin to appear as simple mistakes that occur at infrequent intervals. For example, a man may have misplaced his car key, or gotten turned around and confused while on his way home.
Although these little mishaps may seem quite minor and insignificant, they are sure to worsen and become more severe later on if they are in fact the result of a mental disease.
As a person’s dementia progresses, they are likely to experience several symptoms, but cannot be officially diagnosed with dementia until at least two major mental functions are affected, such as:
- Their memory, particularly in reference to recent events.
- Their judgement or logical reasoning skills.
- Their visual perceptions, especially when trying to recall and describe familiar places or people.
Their ability to communicate – patients with dementia often have difficulty in finding the proper words or terms to express themselves, and can also have trouble in understanding what others are trying to say to them.
The Purpose of Dementia Assisted Living
Sadly, there is no cure for dementia. However, there are many ways to improve the life of someone with this mental disease through dementia assisted living care. At our dementia care facility, your loved one will receive individualized attention from our specially trained staff that focuses on not only providing supportive companionship, but also addresses the basic needs of a memory care assisted living resident, including:
- Dispensing necessary medications
- Personal care (getting dressed, maintaining proper hygiene, etc.)
- Eating a well-balanced diet
- General housekeeping responsibilities (vacuuming, laundry, etc.)
- Providing assistance and necessary materials for problems of incontinence
It is not uncommon for an individual with dementia to lash out at those around them due to the unfortunate fact that they are no longer able to understand what is going on in their own life. Without proper training in how to deescalate a potentially harmful situation, family members and friends can quickly find themselves in an uncomfortable position that requires the use of extraordinary measures.
Each of our Denver memory care assisted living specialists are carefully trained and instructed on how to address situations such as these. We utilize every technique possible to avoid physical restraint or emotional harm by diffusing a hazardous event before it ever starts, which helps to provide each memory care assisted living resident with lasting peace and contentment.
Organized, Group Activities for Memory Care Assisted Living Residents
An important part of being in our dementia assisted living community involves engaging residents with one another throughout the day. Research has shown that involving persons with a mental disease in regular activities can help to improve their memory and other cognitive functions, which is why this is such a vital part of our dementia care program.
For a complete list of elderly care services offered to our patients with Alzheimer’s disease, please visit our activities page!
Exceptional Security and Safety
While many other dementia assisted living communities possess the standard qualifications to provide dementia care, Assured Assisted living actually specializes in it. This means that our staff receive unique training and instruction on how to handle all sorts of situations that are specific to those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
Another benefit to selecting a specialized dementia nursing home that focuses specifically on dementia is that we take extra precautions and measures to ensure your loved one’s complete safety. Because it can be so easy for a person with dementia to become confused as to where they are, it can be equally as easy for them to become lost within their own care facility. Each and every one of our processes and dementia care facility’s has guidelines in place to totally protect our residents from potentially dangerous situations such as these.
Contact Our Denver Memory Care Team Today!
If you are interested in learning more about the services that Assured Assisted Living provides to individuals with a degenerative mental disease such as Alzheimer’s, please give us a call at 303-814-2688. Our dedicated dementia care management team would be more than happy to provide you with additional information, or Schedule a Tour of our dementia assisted living facility in the near future.