Memory Care is so much more than assisted living. It provides a complete environment specifically planned to give comfort, security and enjoyment to those with memory loss. The Villas at San Bernardino utilizes intentional design and programs to engage our community and maximize quality of life. Our approach provides much needed peace of mind for our community’s families. The Villas at San Bernardino Memory Care Program services include:
- Pet therapy
- Weekly live entertainment
- Planned social, cultural and recreational activities
- Exercise program led by a Certified Personal Trainer
- Beauty salon
- Walk in showers in each bathroom with safety bars
- Social and community educational programs for families
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Essentially every adult is aware that aging and elderly individuals are more prone to struggle with memory loss, but the differences between primary causes (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease and different types of dementia) are often misunderstood. This is because dementia is used as a general term to describe loss of memory and/or cognitive ability that affects and disrupts everyday life. Several specific types of dementia include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Mixed Dementia
- Parkinson’s Dementia
- Vascular Dementia
While there are other types of dementia, these are by far the most common. In fact, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for between 60% and 80% of all dementia cases.
As individual’s age, they are more likely to suffer from varying levels of memory loss. This is generally a gradual process, but one that can leave affected men and women in need of assistance to get through their everyday lives. Villas at San Bernardino is a trusted memory care provider that can help you or a loved one afflicted with dementia.
Symptoms of Dementia
Once you are a little bit more familiar with names and terminology regarding memory loss, it is important to be able to differentiate between natural aging phenomena and dementia. It is an unfortunate fact that elderly individuals will begin to slow down physically at one point or another; however, there are certain signs to look for to determine if a form of dementia is at play.
Common symptoms include:
- Short-term memory loss
- Mood changes that seem uncharacteristic or out of place
- Impaired focus
- Trouble with word choice
- Repetition of tasks and sentences
If any of these complications become apparent, our experts highly recommend that you contact a physician, as medications do exist to slow the process (although there is currently no cure).