If you are considering a more supportive lifestyle a parent or a loved one, we are here to help you. Please call us if you need assistance or would like to learn more about our community.

Where To Begin With Memory Loss

Conversations about senior living and Alzheimer’s care call for understanding, patience and respect. By starting with observations, then careful planning, you have the opportunity to have a positive, meaningful dialogue that honors and enriches the lives of those involved and, most importantly, helps your family find the right solution.

It’s important to consider several points and/or recognize warning signs that could signal Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Here are a few:

  • No longer able or interested in the burden of maintaining a house
  • Not living within close proximity to family and friends
  • Getting around safely (driving)
  • Mobility issues
  • Disruptions in regular daily routine, such as grooming habits, a house in disorder, failure to take medications
  • Withdrawing from social situations; no interest in cherished hobbies or activities
  • Ongoing health issues
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Changes in personality, such as becoming fearful or anxious; easily upset; or a sudden change in mood
  • Confusion, difficulty with familiar tasks; inability to find the right words
  • Difficulty with depth perception, judging distance, seeing colors
  • Difficulty remembering dates, events, faces and names of family members, conversations from just a few moments ago

FAQs

At Bayshore Memory Care, we are here to help adult children and their families with answers and information. Here are some commonly asked questions:

What’s the difference between forgetfulness, dementia, and Alzheimer’s?

Occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65. However, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability to remember. Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen. Only a physician can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.

When is living at home no longer an option?

A few factors to watch for: a senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby, or withdraws. Sudden weight loss. Change in grooming habits. A house in disorder. An inability to follow conversations. If you suspect that your loved one’s memory loss is disrupting their daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.

What is memory care?

Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.

What is Heartfelt CONNECTIONS–A Memory Care Program®?

With memory loss, we understand that what remains is far more important than what is lost. That is why we use customized, industry-leading reminiscence tools to record each resident’s unique life story. We capture a lasting legacy of details directly applied to programming to maintain a sense of purpose, satisfaction, dignity and quality of life for all residents. This focus on each resident’s unique remaining abilities is the spirit, heart and soul of Heartfelt CONNECTIONS—A Memory Care Program®.

What advantages does Bayshore Memory Care offer a senior facing memory loss?

Bayshore Memory Care is solely devoted to providing specialized, best-in-class support and care of residents with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. In addition, at Bayshore Memory Care, we hold a Roundtable meeting for every new resident where information from an extensive Quality of Life Assessment and background information is shared with all department heads, as well as those caring for the individuals. Thus activities can be specially chosen to help each resident achieve a sense of normalcy and build self-confidence.

Is any assistance available for Veterans or their spouses?

If either of your parents is a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, he or she may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation, rehabilitation and employment, and burial. Let us help you get the answers you need!

What makes Bayshore Memory Care “next-generation” design?

Forget outdated, uninspired or institutional. Bayshore Memory Care breaks the stereotype with a memory care lifestyle choice that residents are proud to call home…an engaging address teeming with new design, best-in-class service, and amenities you’d expect in a luxury condominium. Every detail is the result of thoughtful design aimed at creating a beautiful community.

You say Bayshore offers a high level of hospitality. What are some examples?

Bayshore Memory Care distinguishes itself by offering a lifestyle experience reminiscent of a fine hotel, where residents are respected and treated with kindness and care. And no detail is forgotten. From framed artwork to stylish accessories to lush landscaping to beach-inspired hues, the result is a luxurious, relaxed residential setting that soothes and stimulates. At Bayshore Memory Care, high hospitality is both what you see, and what you feel.

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