How Memory Care Improved My Wife's Quality of Life [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 6, 2017 4:34:10 PM

“She has quality of life because I can see her smile. I can see her laugh.”

In this video, Garry Wright reflects on the decision to transition his wife, Marcia, into Villa at Terracina, a memory care community in Naples, Florida.

“I think that her quality of life is better now than when she was living with me.”

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Memory Care: What to Look For in a Community [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on May 23, 2017 4:31:29 PM

“If you’ve met one person with dementia, you’ve met one person with dementia. Everybody is absolutely different,” said Wendy Wells, daughter of a resident in Naples, Florida. “You’ve got to meet that person where they are. Find out who they were and work with them where they are at right now.”

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Reflections on Memory Care from a Loving Husband

Posted by The Goodman Group on May 4, 2017 11:08:35 AM

“Her quality of life, I hate to admit this, I think it's better than living with me,” Garry Wright explains as he glances over at his wife, Marcia. “When she was living with me, she was just seeing me. We were going out to lunch or doing other things, but it was always with me.”

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Day Care for Early Onset Dementia [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on May 2, 2017 12:27:37 PM

“My husband has been coming here almost a year and a half now, 3 days a week,” says Linda Walsh-Klein, the wife of an adult day care participant. “I am trying to keep him active socially. I think he needs to be with people that get him.”

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The Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors Living with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 3, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Art therapy has long been used as a therapeutic tool in many settings, including rehabilitation, educational, medical, mental health, and even forensics. More recently, it’s been shown to be effective working with seniors, especially those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Personalized Memory Care that Promotes Daily Success [VIDEO]

Posted by Kezia Wicklander on Feb 16, 2017 10:30:34 AM

When someone you love is experiencing memory loss and needs the support of a specialized community, we’re here with Pearls of Life®, our personalized memory care program. Pearls of Life recognizes the value of each individual and helps residents live dignified, well-rounded lives. Residents discover the treasures, or pearls, within.

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Senior Living: The Caregiver's Role in a Loved One's Journey [VIDEO]

Posted by Katie Westberg on Feb 7, 2017 1:00:40 PM

When you have a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, providing care for them can become a large responsibility. Forty-three million people in the U.S. provide care to those 50 and older (according to AARP). Caregivers are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends. Fifty percent are working full time, yet many work an additional 30 hours a week providing care such as feeding, dressing, grooming, shopping, and housekeeping.

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Memory Care: Discovering the Treasures Within [VIDEO]

Posted by Katie Westberg on Jan 12, 2017 1:30:41 PM

With our Pearls of Life® Program, we are able to show our commitment of truly discovering the treasures, or pearls, within each of our residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. We focus on the things they are able to do despite their diagnosis.

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Life-Improving Benefits to Look for at a Memory Care Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 2, 2016 11:09:59 AM

If a loved one is experiencing Alzheimer's disease, dementia. or another form of memory loss, be assured that quality of life is very much achievable. Memory care communities in particular offer specialized environments where your loved one can not only live, but thrive.  The best of these providing for all of the day-to-day needs residents require, specialized memory care communities maintain the dignity we all deserve. Here are just some of the life-improving benefits available from a top memory care community

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Memory Care: Tips on Visiting Your Loved One Living with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 17, 2016 1:24:33 PM

Having a loved one with dementia can be a significant adjustment for an entire family. While the nature of your time together may change, there is no reason it can't be just as rewarding and meaningful as it was prior to their diagnosis. We recommend that you talk with your loved one's memory care team. They can help you identify the best times of the day to visit, activities you can enjoy together, and other ways to make the most of your visits. 

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