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June 23, 2023

The Princeton Senior Living Debunks Myths Surrounding Memory Care

Category: Dementia Resources

Author: Stacey Russell, Memory Care Director

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.

Most of the time, when someone moves into our Memory Care Neighborhood, they can become even more independent than they were before moving in. Our staff have all been trained to encourage residents to be independent. So often, we find family members hate watching their loved one struggle, so they do things for them, which takes away their independence. We use a variety of techniques to help them maintain their independence, such as mirroring other’s actions or hand-over-hand assist.

Our Memory Care Neighborhood is the opposite of boring and impersonal. We keep our residents engaged and active using our daily routine. We begin our programming and events at 9:30 am and continue them throughout the day, with our last event starting after dinner at 6:30 pm. We utilize engagement plans for each resident to learn who they are and what they enjoy, so we can create events and experiences unique and enjoyable to them.

Memory Care is not just for the elderly population. The ability to diagnose early onset dementia has improved over the last few years. We are now able to identify there is something wrong and provide the needed assistance in the right community. This helps individuals of all ages live a more fulfilled and enjoyable life.

When a person first moves into the Memory Care Neighborhood there may be a slight change in their health while adjusting. After six weeks, a positive difference in the health of the individual is likely as they are becoming more engaged, social, and active, which can affect so many aspects of their health.

As the Memory Care Director at The Princeton 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 Princeton Senior Living in Lee's Summit, 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 Lees Summit Medical Center and St. Lukes East with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Shamrock Hills Golf Club, Fred Arbanas Golf Course, Summit Fair Shopping, Summit Woods Crossing, Legacy Park StoneHaus Farms Winery, James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife, StoneHaus Winery, and Longview Lake.

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