Memory loss affects each person differently and there is no “one size fits all” method to care for all those living with dementia. A dementia diagnosis should not mean the end of a meaningful life filled with purpose and joy. It simply requires small adjustments to meet the individual wherever they are in their own journey. Instead of dwelling on what has been lost, we instead celebrate what is still there.
Thru Inspired Connections, a proprietary program we developed from decades of experience, we strive to elevate the person beyond their diagnosis. By nurturing and honoring their complete person physically, emotionally, spiritually and culturally we celebrate all that life has been, is, and will be for those loved ones that stay in our care.
A variety of sensory activities thru Inspired Connections may include:
By getting to know each resident on a personal level, we are able to offer personalized memory care activities for each and every resident. For instance, if a resident enjoys board games or puzzles, we make sure that there are plenty available. If we know that a particular resident routinely becomes anxious at a specific time of day, we can anticipate the behavior and redirect their focus. Our life engagement program demonstrates personalization by utilizing the six elements of life engagement that capture the essence of a resident – who they are, their lifetime of achievements, successes, and accomplishments – and then provides the tools for our community team to connect with them at each interaction throughout the day.
Call 888-662-8886 today to speak with an Autumn Leaves representative.