For people in need of Alzheimer’s care, wandering is a major safety concern. Wandering is occurs in six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s, even in early stages of the disease, but it can become more dangerous as the disease progresses. Part of our Alzheimer’s care services at Avalon Memory Care is dedicated to preventing wandering so that families can feel confident that their loved ones are safe in our homes. At Avalon Memory Care, we provide 24-hour security and have staff on hand around the clock. Our customized security systems are designed to ensure that residents remain safely in our homes without feeling restricted. We also have secured outdoor spaces so our residents can enjoy time outside safely. We work carefully to reduce the triggers for wandering as well by making sure that our residents feel safe, engaged, and are having all of their personal needs met. Avalon Memory Care is dedicated to providing compassionate, continuous care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and to working closely with families, so they can feel confident their loved ones are in good hands. Contact us today at (214) 752-7050 to find out more about our Alzheimer’s care in Dallas, Houston and Arlington.
If you have a loved one who needs memory care for Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, his or her environment can have a significant impact on his or her overall well-being. Maintaining a positive environment is soothing and helps people receiving memory care learn new ways to navigate their worlds. Here is a closer look at the value of positive environments and how you can help your loved one feel at peace. What impact does the environment have on seniors with memory issues? When a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, a once-familiar environment can suddenly seem foreign. People and places become unfamiliar, which can be scary and confusing. When that environment is overloaded with loud noises, yelling, frustration and chaos, it can be even more alarming. A person who feels disoriented and unsure of his or her surroundings will become agitated and fearful. This fear and agitation can lead to dangerous behaviors. For instance, someone with Alzheimer’s disease may wander if he or she feels unsafe, or he or she may become physically aggressive in response to perceived threats. A chaotic environment also increases depression and anxiety. What makes an environment positive for someone in memory care? Memory care homes that are positive look like inviting homes instead of cold facilities. They typically have small groups of residents and maintain a daily schedule of meals, activities and bed. They welcome families for visits, and they involve residents in the running of the home. Medication management, bedside care, and other services are provided with patients and compassion. The more closely a memory care home mirrors a typical home, the more comfortable residents will feel. At Avalon Memory Care, we pride [...]