When Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia affects your loved one, the whole family suffers. Let our caring, experienced advisors assist you in making the safest and most loving memory care decision for all of you. Call us today: 1.888.858.6458
Dementia is a loss of cognitive ability caused by either a single traumatic event or a degenerative disease. In the senior population (age 65 and over), dementia affects a growing percentage of the population. Over 24 million people worldwide currently live with some form of dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia in the elderly. It is an incurable, degenerative disease that causes an increasing loss of memory, cognitive ability and bodily function. Over 5.3 million seniors struggle with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. alone.
The more you know about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the more empowered you will be to make wise choices about your loved one’s care. Senior memory care options are as varied as Alzheimer’s symptoms. You can choose from specialty senior memory care facilities, to memory care units or dedicated floors or wings in assisted living facilities.
The long-term care option you choose for your cognitively impaired loved one will depend on his unique needs, your beliefs about treatment, your budget and the needs of your family. For more information to help educate and prepare you for the journey ahead, see our All About Alzheimer’s section.
While many of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia often go unnoticed by the sufferer, the change in her personality and her increasing care needs can be emotionally and physically taxing on her family members and caregivers. In fact, caregivers spend an average of 47 hours per week caring for cognitively impaired loved ones. Knowing what symptoms to look for and how to communicate with your loved one can help you approach the situation with grace and strength.
If your loved one needs memory care services for Alzheimer’s or dementia, see our Family Resources section for support and help. You are not alone in your struggle, so learn from those who have gone before you as you navigate the turbulent waters of senior memory care.
The Alzheimer’s Care Guide is different from other senior memory care services. Our partners have years of experience helping people like you find the perfect long-term care option for their loved ones. Our trained elder care advisors are standing by to help you with your search, one-on-one.
Start your search by filling out the form at the top of this page to browse through hundreds of memory care facilities in your area. If you would like one-on-one guidance, simply call us toll-free and an experienced elder care advisor will be standing by waiting to assist you.
All of our services are always 100 percent free. Our relationships with thousands of senior care facilities across the U.S. ensure that you’ll get unbiased advice and personalized help every step of the way. Learn more about our personalized senior memory care referral services at our Elder Care Advisors page.
Alzheimer’s statistics vary across the country, and different types of memory care facilities are more prevalent in different parts of the nation. In California in 2006, over 8,000 people died from Alzheimer’s-related problems. And in California nursing homes in 2008, 65 percent of residents had some level of cognitive impairment. For more information about senior memory care in your area, see our Memory Care Facilities section.