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Memory Care for Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Memory Loss

From Alzheimer's disease to other forms of dementia and memory loss, we're here to provide the best memory care possible.

At UnityPoint at Home, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional memory loss care. Our compassionate chronic care team is specially trained to care for persons with memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other related disorders.

Our memory care staff members are carefully selected and trained to understand and manage the unique challenges associated with memory loss. Persons with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and memory loss often become isolated due to the increasing difficulty they experience in social situations. That's why, in addition to memory care, our staff members provide social care along with medical care.

Is it age-related memory loss or the beginning of Alzheimer's disease?

As people age, it's not uncommon  to become more forgetful or have difficulty recalling information.  They forget information or names but recall them later, or need assistance from family members from time to time.  But Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is more than just temporary memory loss; it's a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

Early signs & symptoms of Alzheimer's disease may  include:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or leisure
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Difficulty with vision or spatial relationships
  • New problems with speaking or writing words
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality

If you or a loved one experiences any of these signs, please see a doctor. Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and memory loss allows the chance to seek treatment, find memory care and plan for the future.  

Memory Care... in Your Home, Your Surroundings - The Best Possible Choice for Managing Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss

We understand that many people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, other forms of dementia or memory loss may have different levels of impairment, but do not need - nor want - to be admitted to a nursing facility. Our memory care environment allows those experiencing memory loss to stay safe and secure, while still maintaining a sense of independence in the familiar surroundings of their home. Change can be stressful for anyone, but it's especially difficult for a person suffering from memory loss as a result of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 

Social Memory Care for Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Memory Loss

Our goal is to help our memory care residents reconnect with themselves and their family. Staff members organize and schedule activities that are specially designed to help improve memory, while enhancing the individual's quality of life.

  • Puzzles and games
  • Cooking and kitchen activities
  • Hobbies like gardening and scrapbooking
  • Calendar activities and current events

Medical Care for Alzheimer's and Memory Loss

At UnityPoint at Home, memory care can be used in conjunction with comprehensive medical care services that are managed and directed by your primary care physician. Our staff works with you to:

  • Maintain quality of life
  • Maximize functioning
  • Enhance cognition, mood and behavior
  • Maintain a safe environment

Memory Care is About Getting People Back to Normal Life

One of the biggest problems facing those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia or memory loss is remembering how to complete normal, daily activities. In the life of a person facing memory loss, taking daily medications and remembering to bathe can become difficult tasks. We can help. 

Helping with Daily Activities

UnityPoint at Home offers assistance with a variety of daily living activities, including:

  • Bathing and grooming care
  • Medication management
  • Light household chores
  • Meal preparation

Memory Loss Can Be Helped & Memory Care Can Help You.

UnityPoint At Home can help those with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or memory loss in several ways. Call us today about your unique case and we can help determine the scope of care needed.