One of the most horrific and emotional of degenerative diseases, the loss of a loved one to Alzheimer’s or Dementia begins long before they finally succumb to its shadow. Over time, small changes in behavior become glaring reversals of character as the illness slowly turns the person you know into someone you hardly recognize.
At Jersey Shore Adult Day Health Care Center, we know how painful it can be to lose a loved one to Alzheimer’s or Dementia. While there is currently no cure, there are proactive measures that can be taken to stave off the rapidity of denouement, the following of which have been empirically shown to improve treatment:
Activities to Boost Memory Retention
As the famous saying goes, use it or lose it. While no cure has yet been proven to completely halt the spread of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, research suggests that activities designed to boost memory retention have significantly slowed the progression of cognitive degeneration. From puzzles and games to crosswords and conversation, these simple tasks exercise the brain’s innate memory structures, and assist in the ability to recollect and recognize information. If nothing more than an effective method to give pause to your loved one’s decay, regular and repetitive activity will at least serve to strengthen her grasp on what makes her, her.
Family and Friend Support Services
For all our efforts, there is no current method to completely halt the mental degeneration of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Like other struggles in life, however, there is indubitable value to the empathic connection that we can build with others who have walked in our shoes. From family therapy to group share, networking services to connect with others of your ilk will serve to ease the emotional trauma of your loved one’s decline.
At Jersey Shore Adult Day Health Care Center, we see your pain. We feel it, and we understand it. Because we cannot change it, we are dedicated to doing all we can to mitigate its impact on you, your family, and your loved one. To learn more about the extensive range of services that we provide, contact us at Jersey Shore Adult Day Care or give us a call to schedule a tour around our Asbury Park facility. Here, your family is ours.