Having good communication when your loved one is dealing with memory loss is crucial, especially if you are their caregiver. But what happens when you are no longer their caregiver and are entrusting their care to someone else? When a loved one moves to a memory care community, it can be easy to think that you won’t have to worry about anything and that staff members will let you know of any issues they come across, but in order to ensure the best care for your loved one, it’s often a good idea to stay in-the-know and be a partner in their care team.
Deciding to make the transition to a memory care community is rarely easy. Making the decision to transition your parent to a memory care community can be even harder. Many times, the decision to move or even considering a transition can be riddled with guilt and sadness. When parents are suffering from memory loss, they are often unable to make decisions for themselves, and if moving to a memory care community was not something previously spoken about, it can leave you as a caregiver to make this difficult decision for them.
Seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia often have trouble being in loud, crowded areas. When overwhelmed or overstimulated, they become agitated and restless and they may even start to wander. Many times, seniors with dementia prefer quiet, one-on-one interactions, which can make some everyday activities a little more difficult to partake in. One of these is exercise. Many gyms can be loud and full of strange noises that can confused loved ones with dementia, so that leaves it to us to find ways seniors can effectively exercise at home.