At Miami Jewish Health, we are very passionate about the subject of age-related changes to memory and the mind. In fact, MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health has been a leading center for the latest, state-of-the-art experimental treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and associated neurocognitive disorders for more than 20 years. In this section of our blog, we share our knowledge about keeping your memory sharp and your mind healthy as you age.
Memory care offers a level of support similar to assisted living. However, the accommodations include more comprehensive services, cognition-supporting activity programs, specially trained staff, and a more secure environment – all of which enable a fulfilling lifestyle that can positively impact one’s rate of neurocognitive decline. When choosing a memory care facility, it is essential to consider the following factors in your decision.
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not uncommon for family members to become their primary caregivers. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease at home – where the environment is familiar to them – is beneficial. However, it can also be very challenging. Establishing a daily routine, creating a safe home environment, planning engaging activities, improving communication, and planning for respite care will give you a roadmap in your caregiving journey.
Moving a parent with dementia to a memory care facility can be a daunting and emotionally charged experience for everyone involved. However, transitioning to memory care can also be an opportunity to provide your parent with the specialized care they need and help them live life better. If you’ve decided that memory care is right for your loved one’s needs, use these tips to make the process of transitioning to memory care as smooth as possible.
Hearing loss is an ordinary part of growing older. Unfortunately, it can also be a warning sign. There is lots of research showing that hearing loss may greatly increase one’s risk for dementia.
Dementia can cause a wide range of symptoms that can make eating difficult, such as declining motor skills and difficulty communicating. As a caregiver, one of the most common challenges of caring for people with dementia is ensuring that they maintain a healthy appetite.
The newly named Frank C. & Lynn Scaduto MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health provides accessible programs for South Floridians with neurocognitive disorders.