Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Communities

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia involve the loss of intellectual functions (such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning) of sufficient severity to interfere with a person's daily functioning. Symptoms may also include changes in personality, mood, and behavior.

As a result, Alzheimer's Care Communities specialize in providing care for those requiring more extensive supervision in a safe and controlled environment. Similar to Assisted Living communities, most provide assistance with dressing, grooming, bathing, and other daily activities. These facilities offer care that promotes the residents' individual skills and interests in an environment that helps to diminish confusion and agitation. Specialty services are provided in a secure environment, such as activity programs designed to include reality orientation classes and specially trained professional staff skilled in handling the behavior associated with memory impairments. Many facilities that specialize in Alzheimer's or related dementia disorders have building design features that assist with the problems associated with this disease: color-coded hallways, visual cues, and secure wandering paths for additional security.