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Brickmont Assisted Living Explores the Benefits of Music in Memory Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jul 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When it comes to music and dementia, there are many benefits to playing music within a memory care community. Not only can it help a person living with dementia improve their cognitive function, but it also has emotional benefits like reducing agitation and anxiety. These factors make music an essential part of any memory care plan.

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Topics: Memory Care

Recognizing a Memory Impairment in an Older Family Member

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 7 minute read

 

It can be easy to dismiss the early signs of memory impairment in an older family member as part of the natural aging process. While aging can affect memory, such as forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia exhibit more distinguished signs. Essential to the health of your older family members is your ability to differentiate between forgetfulness and something more severe.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Dementia Care: How to Respond to Unexpected Behavior Changes

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When a person is living with dementia, behaviors can change over time – or even from day to day. Whether you are providing care within your home or are looking to learn more about the signs to watch for, we have prepared this helpful list of behavior changes that could be due to dementia.

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Topics: Memory Care, Caregiving

Brickmont Assisted Living Shares the Dos and Don’ts of Dementia Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

While dementia affects everyone differently, there are certain approaches you can take that can help you find success in the caregiving journey and build trust with someone living with dementia.

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Topics: Memory Care, Caregiving

Benefits of Natural Light: Tips for Providing Dementia Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

When people hear the word “dementia,” they tend to only associate it with memory loss. While this is a significant symptom of the condition, many people don’t realize the other cognitive and psychological changes that can occur. Additional symptoms can include difficulty communicating, agitation, challenges with coordination and motor function, and more.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Are There Signs of Dementia Other Than Memory Loss?

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Sep 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Many people associate dementia or Alzheimer’s disease with memory loss. While it’s true that memory loss is a significant component of these conditions, they can involve other symptoms as well. Experiencing memory loss does not always mean you have dementia, and vice versa; having dementia does not mean you will only experience memory loss.

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Topics: Memory Care

7 Tips for Communicating with a Loved One with Memory Loss

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Watching a family member living with dementia or another form of memory loss can be emotional. It can be challenging to see them forget meaningful events, cope with mood swings, and require more assistance. As the disease progresses, they may even have challenges with talking and communicating.

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Topics: Memory Care

4 Conditions That Imitate Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that impacts more than 6 million Americans and causes memory loss, thinking difficulties, and behavior problems. However, many people only associate it with memory loss.

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Topics: Memory Care

Recognizing and Understanding Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans and at least 50 million people worldwide. The majority of Alzheimer’s instances occur in adults 65 and older. Still, a small number of people are diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s—being in their fifties, forties, or even thirties, when diagnosed.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Great Minds Train Alike: Activities to Promote Brain Health

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Like many things, forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. As we get older, it’s completely natural and not usually a cause for concern when we misplace our keys, forget someone’s name, or miss an appointment.

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Topics: Memory Care, Helpful Tips, Health

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