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June 23, 2023

The Castlewood Senior Living Debunks Myths Surrounding Memory Care

Category: Dementia Resources

Author: Elizabeth Thompson, Regional Director of Memory Care

There are several myths surrounding memory care, the specialized attention for individuals with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It’s important to debunk these myths to promote a better understanding of memory care by providing accurate information to help families find the right level of care at the right time for their loved ones.

Our Memory Care Neighborhood empowers the person living with dementia. We focus on remaining abilities versus what they are no longer able to do. Our engagement opportunities throughout the day provide purposeful activity, where we all feel like family.

Arrow Senior Living Memory Care gathers detailed information about the person living with dementia. We secure this information prior to their move into the Neighborhood. We create an engagement plan for each individual resident. This enables us to create engagement they will enjoy and allows us to provide the best person-centered care. We also have beautiful courtyards so residents can enjoy the outdoors and life stations throughout the Neighborhood to promote purposeful reminiscing opportunities.

We are finding dementia is affecting people at younger ages. We have had individuals as young as 40 years of age. The most recent diagnosis was in China, he was only 19 years old. The most important thing in caring for someone with dementia is providing them a safe, secure environment where they can have meaningful engagement throughout each day.

We have seen an overall improvement in those living with dementia once they move into our Memory Care Neighborhood. When individuals come from home, typically, they were not receiving the engagement and socialization that takes place in our Neighborhood. There is a saying, “Use it or lose it.” This is very true for those living with dementia. It is vital to focus on their remaining abilities and utilize those daily.

As Regional Director of Memory Care for The Castlewood Senior Living, I hope this information helps provide a better picture of an Arrow Memory Care Neighborhood. It is important to gather accurate data to dispel myths and make informed decisions regarding memory care for yourself or a loved one. Arrow Senior Living Memory Care Neighborhoods are full of life and joy. They are a place where individuals living with dementia can thrive and feel purposeful. Interested in learning more? We invite you to come see for yourself!

The Castlewood Senior Living in Nixa, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cox Medical Center South and with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Fremont Hills Country Club, Fountain Plaza, Smallin Civil War Cave, 160 Grand Prix Amusement Center, and the 4 X 4 Brewery-Fremont.

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