Memory Care Tips: 4 Things We Do to Alleviate Sundowning

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 17, 2017 9:25:35 AM

For the majority of our lives, we are bound by routines. We go to work, we make dinner, we wrangle the kids, etc. It’s no wonder that when we retire and stop this daily grind that we feel  we should be doing certain things at specific times of the day. For those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, this can often lead to a feeling of restlessness that manifests itself in the late stages of the afternoon and evening. It is referred to as sundowning.

Read More

Topics: Memory Care

Memory Care: Understanding the Caregiver's Journey [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 8, 2017 9:14:33 AM

“I love him and I don’t want to be lonely,” reflects Linda Walsh-Klein, the wife of memory care day care participant at Villa at Terracina, a memory care community in Florida. “I think I’m selfish because I know that he’s probably going to do just fine. It’s me who will struggle. I’m going to have to learn how to live without him and that’s the hardest thing, I think.”

Read More

Topics: Memory Care, Videos, Moments Matter

Addressing Guilt When Your Loved One Has Dementia [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 1, 2017 9:03:17 AM

“I have been with Marcia for over 30 years, being as close as any two people could be,” said Garry Wright, husband of Marcia, a resident at Villa at Terracina in Naples, Florida. “It’s very difficult to suddenly say I am not going to be with you anymore. I think that anybody who puts their loved one into memory care feels guilt regardless of how nice the community is.”

Read More

Topics: Memory Care, Videos, Moments Matter

The Effects of Music Therapy for Memory Care Residents

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 11, 2017 12:34:18 PM

We all know the power of hearing a favorite song from the past. It can bring back a flood of beautiful memories and lift our spirits in an instant. The same is true — maybe even more so — for those with dementia or Alzheimer's. Music therapy is an exciting innovation in memory care that can help residents connect with the past and their friends and family.

Read More

Topics: Memory Care

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.”

Read More

Topics: Memory Care, Videos

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.”

Read More

Topics: Memory Care

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.”

Read More

Topics: Memory Care

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.”

Read More

Topics: Memory Care, Videos

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.

Read More

Topics: Memory Care

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.

Read More

Topics: Memory Care, Videos