Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia related brain disorder that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Feelings of being lost and the inability to remember or recognize a loved one or where one has been or going often leads to the desire to wander and even become more confused and frustrated. This can lead to acting out and the desire to escape from the person’s home which can lead to a dangerous situation.
When it is decided a more secure and safe environment and a specific daily care plan is needed for your loved one, a small home like environment such as Memory Lane Cottage should be the place of choice versus a larger population, multi-level memory care facility with a more institutional feel. Larger memory care facilities because of size and hotel like design can be foreign and depressive to an Alzheimer’s victim who is moving from the comforts of a home.
In addition, in a smaller Memory Lane Cottage home like environment with a maximum of 20 residents and a more individualized care plan can be provided for the resident which meets his or her specific needs provided by positive caregiver support.
Bigger is not better when caring for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease; a smaller Memory Lane Cottage is the preferred setting.