Handle with care: treating dementia with high- and low-tech therapies
Chicago Tribune, CHICAGO, IL, November 7, 2014 - "When you move a loved one into a memory care community, your family is entering a whole new world. Modern memory care is highly individualized, respectful, and involves high-tech and low-tech therapies to make life better for those with dementia...
"People assume that everyone in memory care has Alzheimer's disease," Sanderman says, "but that is not the case."
Dementia is actually a complex set of symptoms and not a disease.
Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
Silverado fosters a family-friendly environment, complete with a playground for the grandchildren and a pet-friendly policy for residents.
"We utilize the families as part of the care team," Sanderman says."
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Testimonial: "The caregivers and staff were very warm and loving to all residents and spoke to them by their first names or nicknames with plenty of hugs..."