June 21 is more than just the summer solstice and the very first day of summer. It’s a day to fight back against Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association® recognizes The Longest Day® as the day to show your love for those affected by Alzheimer’s by joining together or honoring those affected by the disease.
Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? If so, you likely know just how stressful and overwhelming it can be. If you are beginning to suffer caregiver burnout and stress and want a better lifestyle for your loved one, it’s important that you know there are options that can help, such as Memory Connections at YourLife™ of Wildwood.
It’s common for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to experience depression, anxiety and other symptoms that can cause them to avoid family and friends or withdraw from activities they once greatly enjoyed for fear of embarrassment or failure.
These days, technology is commonplace and completely ingrained into our daily routines. Need to know how to get somewhere? Pull up Google Maps and you’re off. Having a quiet night in and want to watch a favorite movie? Netflix, you and popcorn are the perfect combination. Technology makes our homes smarter, our cars safer and our lives easier. In the senior living space, technology is becoming more and more the norm as its benefits to Memory Care residents continue to grow.
Have you ever had a moment, when using your phone or computer or tablet, when you’ve done something and thought: Wow! How did I do that before having this technology? These days, technology is everywhere – in our cars, at our gyms, even at our favorite fast-food restaurants. The biggest reason technology has been adapted in so many aspects of our lives is due to touch-screen technology.
With the new year comes the desire for change, progress and a better way of doing things than we’ve done before. When caring for a loved one with memory loss, however, this desire can be even greater. Not only are caregivers and their loved ones often burnt out from the holidays, from their everyday caregiving tasks and the festivities, but they are also often wondering how they can start this new year off fresh, with new resolve and even better care for their loved ones. It can be a tricky thing to manage, however, YourLife™ of Wildwood is there to help.