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Do’s and Don’ts for Speaking With People With Dementia

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 to Our Ears: Grant Expands Program Using Music to Tap into Precious Memories

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

Former Artist Nurtures Creative Spirit at Willow Gardens Memory Care

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.

Virtual Group Provides Critical Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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.

Music Therapist Strikes a Chord with Memory Care Residents

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.

A Smooth Transition to Memory Care for a Sister with 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.

Diminishing Risk for Dementia: New Study Offers Strategies

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 Memory Care Earns National Recognition for Quality Care

Willow Gardens is one of only four assisted living communities in New York State to receive the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award this year.

Study: 9 out of 10 Dementia Caregivers Suffer from Sleep Deprivation

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.