Neurologist Oliver Sacks famously said, “In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.”
Aging, Alzheimer's, Senior Living, Memory Care
This Father’s Day, we encourage you to spend time with family and friends to celebrate dads together. Though time and age can change each of us, the things that are unshakeable are our ties to one another.
Alzheimer's, Activities, Memory Care
Celebrating Mother’s Day when your mother is affected by memory loss can be emotional and challenging. It is healthy to acknowledge any loss and the sadness you feel. And it’s important to allow yourself to grieve and be kind to yourself as you learn to accept the changes.
Memory Care, Employee Spotlight
When Wilson Muchemi joined the newly constructed Issaquah Memory Care community, he had no idea the impact he would make on those around him. Wilson is no stranger to caretaking. Even before he came to the US from Africa, Wilson says he had a calling to care for older adults. Now, after being with Fieldstone for nine months, coworkers, residents, and families have selected Wilson as the Fieldstone employee of the year—an honor he humbly accepts.
Alzheimer's, Senior Living, Memory Care
Many people consider forgetfulness a natural part of getting older – losing your keys, forgetting words, missing an appointment. However, sometimes these simple, forgetful moments are a symptom of memory impairment or something more serious.
Activities, Memory Care
Fieldstone memory care communities are designed to provide a safe and engaging environment for those with memory impairment. They focus on not only providing the day-to-day care many seniors may need, but also offering activities that stimulate the brain and encourage cognitive thinking. Some activities that Fieldstone memory care communities utilize for those with memory impairment are:
Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are increasing worldwide. In fact, every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease. Because the number of people living with dementia are growing at a rapid pace, the need for specialized care has also increased.
When you are beginning your journey of selecting a memory care community for your loved one, there are many things to consider. People living with Alzheimer’s or dementia require specialized care in a secure environment – which almost all memory care communities offer. However, determining what life would be like on a day-to-day basis is important to make sure they receive the best care while living a happy and fulfilled life.
Alzheimer's, Memory Care
As Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia progress, it is common for a person to gradually lose their ability to communicate. As the disease reaches its most advanced stage most verbal communication ceases for the senior. As a loved one or a caregiver, this is heartbreaking to watch. Communication is a way people connect, strengthen relationships, and bond with each other. Taking away this connection, especially during an emotional time, is hard on both loved one and senior.
Alzheimer's, Memory Care
Alzheimer's disease affects over 5 million people in the United States, with someone developing the disease every 66 seconds. Alzheimer's is a form of dementia and a neurodegenerative disease that causes a steady decline in not only memory but also thinking and reasoning skills. Because it is such a common disease, researchers are continually studying symptoms, looking for early signs and searching for new treatments.