How Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias affects people varies widely: A mother who used to be quiet may become chatty; a father no longer remembers his daughter; a demure grandmother might now be heard using obscenities. Families who had a shorthand for speaking with each other now find themselves at a loss for what to… Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts for Speaking With People With Dementia
Music has always been an essential part of life on our campus. From musical entertainment to specialized music therapy programs, we’ve long witnessed the power of music to lift our residents’ spirits and engage with each other and the world around them. This is especially true for our residents with dementia who suffer from cognitive… Continue reading Music to Our Ears: Grant Expands Program Using Music to Tap into Precious Memories
For Adele Levy Gore, a former working artist diagnosed with early onset dementia, painting helps her connect to her previous life and keep her passions alive.
With social distancing and other rules in play, our Alzheimer’s caregiver support group has moved to Zoom, enabling the delivery of the same resources to an even wider network of family members and caregivers.
As we adjust to our new normal, our dedicated and skilled music therapists find ways to share the healing joys of music with our residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Helen knew her sister’s worsening dementia required around the clock support. She was happy to learn about Willow Gardens Memory Care, which provided medical care and social support in a secure environment.
Reducing your risk of dementia is best approached with a combination of behaviors, including exercise, a healthy diet, sleep, and cognitive training, according to experts.
Willow Gardens is one of only four assisted living communities in New York State to receive the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award this year.
Caring for a loved one with dementia can stressful, isolating, and overwhelming. It’s important for caregivers to find ways to take care of themselves so that they don’t burn out, or become patients themselves.