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How Can Memory Care Help With Alzheimer’s Disease?

How Can Memory Care Help With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Memory care in Arizona can be a wonderful experience for those with Alzheimer’s and is designed to maximize the quality of life for residents. This article will outline how memory care can help with Alzheimer’s.

Is your loved one with Alzheimer’s in need of memory care in Arizona? If so, the Mission at Agua Fria Senior Living is here to help. We’ve seen firsthand the benefits memory care in Arizona can provide our residents with Alzheimer’s, and we can help. 

Here are a few of the ways that memory care can positively impact your loved one’s memory and overall well-being:

Increased Independence

A memory community like ours in Peoria, Arizona, is designed to give your loved one increased independence so they can live life to its fullest. Some people with Alzheimer’s or dementia may have a tendency to wander, which can lead some families to want to keep them under lock and key.

Your loved one with Alzheimer’s craves the freedom of movement. It’s refreshing to get outside and breathe in fresh air on a warm, sunny day. Our memory care community gives them the independence to come and go as they please. We have a highly-skilled care team on hand around the clock to supervise your loved one while allowing them to move freely through our community.

Our memory care neighborhoods are also conveniently located on the ground floor, so your loved one can visit the lounge, activity room, central gathering room, and other places as often as they like. When they want to get outside, our enclosed courtyard gives them the freedom to do so while ensuring they remain in our care team’s sight.

The Mission at Agua Fria’s memory care neighborhood in Peoria is carefully laid out, giving our Alzheimer’s residents the freedom to explore our grounds as they desire while ensuring they remain safe at all times.

Improved Cognitive Function

Our memory care services are structured according to your loved one’s needs. We take an individualized approach and have a holistic view of treatment that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. Generally speaking, you can expect a combination of art, sensory activities, music, and pet therapy sessions that focus on stimulating the mind and boosting cognitive function.

If your loved one is physically able, we can also incorporate exercise into their memory care plan. We have a state-of-the-art exercise program as well as a beautiful courtyard to encourage aerobic activity.

Research has shown that exercise, music, dance, and creative writing can improve memory and enhance overall well-being in older adults. Simply learning new skills or adopting new hobbies can also have a positive impact on our mental and physical health.

When your loved one makes their home with us, we’ll develop a care plan personalized to their specific needs and abilities. This care plan will focus on exercising your loved one’s mind and body, improving their quality of life, and promoting social interactions that inspire new friendships and deep connections.

Decreased Stress

Life can be stressful, plain and simple. So our memory care neighborhood is designed to create a calming and soothing environment for our residents.

For starters, we have a centrally located and dedicated nurses’ station. If your loved one ever needs immediate assistance, we’re here to help. We also work to create a set routine as part of your loved one’s customized care plan. Creating a routine schedule in a safe and secure environment has been shown to reduce stress for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

If your loved one ever needs to take a breather, a walk outside in our enclosed courtyard is the perfect way to soothe and calm nerves. There’s been much research on nature’s health benefits, and a recent study found that being outside can be especially beneficial for those with Alzheimer’s. The study, spanning a decade and a half, concluded that some natural environments reduce the chance of hospitalization for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

When your loved one makes their home with us in Peoria, Arizona, we’ll ensure they have adequate exposure to natural environments so they experience reduced stress and positive health outcomes.

Enriched Lifestyle

The support team at the Mission at Agua Fria believes your loved one living with Alzheimer’s can continue to live an engaging and enriching life. We have an activity room, a central gathering space, and a community dining room so your loved one can socialize with others and get to know their new neighbors. We work hard to make them feel welcome, comfortable, and at home in their new living space.

Whether they want to adopt a new hobby or take a walk along one of our courtyard paths, we’ll be by their side, encouraging them every step of the way. Your loved one will be able to pursue old passions that help them reconnect with memories of the past while exploring new endeavors that open up their world to fresh experiences. When your loved one wants to go out into the community, we are able to arrange scheduled transportation to local services to help get them out and about.

In addition to memory care services and enrichment programs focusing on art, music, and other creative activities, we provide a specialized activities program to address the intellectual, physical, and spiritual needs of our residents. Your loved one will never be bored at home because there will always be something to do here at the Mission at Agua Fria! 

For many, senior living represents the start of a new and exciting life journey. A journey filled with forging new friendships, exploring new adventures, and seeing the world through a new lens– one that gives them a fresh perspective. If you want your loved one to continue having a full life and be surrounded by a caring and supportive team, consider visiting us here at the Mission at Agua Fria. We’ll show you firsthand what we’re able to do for our residents and how we cater to their individual needs!