Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

 

If you have a loved one coping with Alzheimer’s or other medically diagnosed form of dementia, you can feel assured that he or she will find a comforting, safe living environment at Wesley Enhanced Living with all of the special support and assistance that is needed to enjoy optimal quality of life.

 

We provide dedicated dementia care units at our Stapeley and Brodheadsville communities.  Our sales counselors at either of these locations will be happy to explain the accommodations and services that are offered.

 

If you’re concerned about your loved one but aren’t sure that he or she is actually coping with a verifiable dementia disorder, here are some signs* that call for a physician’s evaluation:

  • Recent memory loss.  Asking the same questions; repeating stories over and over.
  • Inability to complete routine tasks.  Difficulty performing familiar tasks such as paying a check, making purchases or preparing a meal.
  • Problems with language.  Continually forgetting simple words or using the wrong words.
  • Time and place disorientation.  Getting lost in easy-to-navigate or once-familiar surroundings; forgetting how to get back home.
  • Poor judgment.  Making poor decisions regarding the use of money; decline in grooming and cleanliness.
  • Problems with abstract thinking.  New issues completing once-simple tasks such as paying bills, balancing a checkbook, or using numbers.
  • Misplacing things.  Repeatedly putting things in the wrong places, for example, an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.
  • Abrupt mood or personality changes.  Rapid mood swings, and/or sudden angry outbursts.  Intense, unfounded fearfulness or suspicion of once-trusted friends, professionals or family members.
  • Loss of initiative.  Loss of interest in usual activities; new disinterest in going places or seeing people.
  • Bizarre or inappropriate behavior.  For example, wearing a heavy coat in hot weather or going outside without shoes on in winter.

   

*Please consult your physician if you suspect your loved one is coping with a dementia disorder.

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