January 10, 2019 - Peregrine Perspective
Innovative Memory Care Therapies for Seniors with Dementia
It’s difficult to watch a loved one suffering from memory loss. It can be heartbreaking and painful experience as a caregiver. And while you will never be able to completely heal the loss associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to understand you don’t have to do it alone. You can offer your loved one the support they need and give them a valuable opportunity to enrich their lives through meaningful memory care therapies.
At Peregrine Senior Living, we value seniors and help them in their search for purpose, validation and fulfillment at any stage in life. We believe in focusing on what remains instead of what was lost. And, we offer support to caregivers who may be struggling on their own.
Exploring Unique Dementia Activities and Therapies for Your Loved One
While there are many philosophies and memory care treatments available to individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s, it’s important to find the right fit for your loved one. Ultimately, it’s important to understand that individuals suffering from memory loss just want to find their life still has purpose and meaning.
There are several life-affirming activities that we have found to improve the life of memory care seniors:
Legacy Stories. Together, we help write each resident’s personal biography. These legacy stories serve as a great way to engage our residents mentally and help them rebuild their identity in a positive way. We also can use the stories to help loved ones stay connected to them and remember who they once were.
Time Capsules. We believe that every resident is different. In an effort to help them maintain their identity, we help residents create a safe-box of keepsakes to calm, stimulate and lift their spirits. Any time they are feeling lost, we use the box as a way to help them remember what is important.
Celebrate a Life. We think it’s important to celebrate even the smallest moments in life. Each month we choose a different featured resident to celebrate with a party. We include a photo retrospective, songs, family testimonials and decorations. The idea is to engage our residents socially, give them a sense of importance, and help them celebrate who they are today.
Find Hope Through Innovative Memory Therapies at Peregrine Senior Living
At Peregrine Senior Living, we value seniors and help them in their search for purpose, validation and fulfillment at any stage in life. We provide an enriching aging experience for our residents that sets us apart from other nearby memory care communities. We encourage continued growth, exploration and learning. That’s The Peregrine Way®, and you will only find it here at our assisted living community.