Monday, June 17, 2013
DEMENTIA AND ASSISTED LIVING
Making the move to an assisted living or group home can be difficult work. Physically, it requires a bit of “muscle power” to get the job done. However, the real work happens much earlier.
Making the decision to move to an assisted living or group home is the most difficult part of the process. Let me help you think it through.
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to interview Dr. M. Reza Bolouri, MD – Alzheimer’s Memory Center, and I asked his opinion on the mental and physical stimulation obtained through group living and music therapy. “Mental and physical stimulation, including music therapy, are better than any drugs I can give. I can assure of that. It is a proven fact.” stated Dr. Bolouri.” I couldn’t agree more.
I often see new residents arrive at an assisted living facility filled with apprehension of the unknown. We all remember how the unknown can be fearful. However, once the unknown becomes known, life feels better. This is true in our senior years, also. These same residents, who are facing the unknown, quickly realize life is good at an assisted living. They are cared for, watched over, entertained, and treated like royalty.
The opportunity to interact with other seniors who are similar to each other also brings about a sense of calm and peace. It is not by accident that we gravitate to people who are similar to us. Senior citizens will do the same. Spending their days with other senior citizens is normal and comfortable.
Don’t travel the journey alone. No matter where in the country you live, Senior Life Journeys can help you find the perfect new home for your loved one. We advise you on the questions to ask, the variables to be aware of, and the options to explore. If you live close by, we travel with you to tour the facilities! Best of all, our service is totally FREE! Let Senior Life Journeys help with the hard part – deciding! firstname.lastname@example.org 803-984-9875