Memory care communities meet the needs of individuals living with memory impairment such as Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia. They offer a secure environment, designed to engage and care for people living with memory impairments. Similar to assisted living, they offer resort-style amenities and services, assistance with the activities of daily living, but with the added benefits of around the clock care, specially trained staff, and activities specifically designed for engagement.
What Is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s And Dementia?
Alzheimer’s and dementia are similar, but not the same disease. While most people use these terms interchangeably, it can cause confusion. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of symptoms revolving around impaired reasoning and memory. On the other hand, Alzheimer’s is a specific form of dementia and is the cause of 50-70% of all dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease and cannot be reversed, while dementia, in some cases, can be treated.