Tips On How to Support a Senior Who Has Dementia-Related Memory Loss

How to Help a Loved One With Dementia Or Memory Loss

Dementia, a progressive decline in cognitive function, affects millions of seniors worldwide. Among its various symptoms, memory loss can be one of the most distressing for both individuals living with dementia and their loved ones. As a caregiver or supporter of a senior with dementia-related memory loss, understanding the condition and employing effective strategies can […]

Exploring Memory Care Alternatives: Home-Based vs. Assisted Living

Is Home-Based Memory Care Or Memory Car in Assisted Living Better?

As individuals age, concerns about memory loss and cognitive decline become increasingly prevalent. For those diagnosed with conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, finding appropriate care becomes a significant consideration. Memory care is a specialized form of long-term care designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with memory impairment. When exploring […]

Rediscovering Joy: How Reminiscing Therapy Elevates Memory Care Services

How Memory Care Works With Reminiscing Therapy

Memory care services play a pivotal role in the lives of individuals affected by cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As the population ages, the need for specialized memory care is growing. Amidst the clinical approaches and medical interventions, a more holistic and emotionally enriching therapy has emerged: reminiscing therapy. […]

Holistic Approaches to Memory Care: Supporting Mind, Body, and Spirit

The Importance of Personalized Memory Care people

Memory care is a vital aspect of healthcare, especially as our population ages and the prevalence of cognitive disorders such as dementia increases. Traditionally, memory care has focused solely on addressing cognitive decline through medication and cognitive exercises. However, a holistic approach to memory care recognizes that an individual’s well-being is influenced not only by […]

Art Therapy for Memory Care: Painting a Brighter Future for Patients

How Art Therapy Can Help in Personalized Memory Care

Art therapy has long been recognized as a powerful tool for promoting emotional well-being and self-expression. However, its benefits extend far beyond just the realm of mental health. In recent years, art therapy has emerged as a promising intervention for individuals living with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Through […]

Enhancing Senior Quality of Life: Why Activities are Important in Memory Care

How Doing Activities Can Keep Your Loved One Happy While In Memory Care

Memory care is a specialized form of long-term care designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other cognitive impairments. As we delve deeper into understanding the challenges faced by those with memory issues, it becomes evident that maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for these individuals is of […]

Support and Caring for the Caregivers: Resources for Family Members in Memory Care

How To Take Care of Yourself as A Caregiver for Someone in Memory Care

Caring for a loved one with memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, can be an emotionally challenging and physically demanding journey. Family members often find themselves in the role of caregivers, dedicating time, energy, and patience to provide the best possible care for their loved ones. As the prevalence of memory-related disorders continues […]

Creating a Home Away from Home: The Value of Personalizing Memory Care

Why Personalizing Memory Care is So Important

As the population ages, the prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, leading to an increased demand for memory care services. While the primary goal of memory care is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals with cognitive impairments, there is a growing recognition of the importance of personalization in these […]

Choosing the Right Memory Care Service: A Step-by-Step Guide for Families

How to Choose the Right Memory Care Service for Your Loved One

As our loved ones age, it’s not uncommon for them to experience cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can significantly impact an individual’s ability to live independently and safely. This often leads families to consider memory care services. Finding the right memory care facility or service is a crucial decision, and it […]

Being A Family Caregiver

Being A Family Caregiver

When a senior family member lives at home and has either fallen ill, or developed a cognitive impairment, like dementia, it often falls on the family of that person to help take care of them. Often times, they’re called a family caregiver. This title, as loving as it may sound, unfortunately, it can be a […]

Memory Care: What You Should Know

Memory Care What You Should Know

If your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or any other form of cognitive brain disorder, they may need memory care, also known as Alzheimer’s care. At Bonaventure Senior Living, we understand that finding a good place for your loved one to live, while also having the peace of mind that they’re being cared for, is very […]

2019 Bonaventure Senior Gift Guide

2019 Bonaventure Senior Gift Guide

Buying a gift for your loved one can be a difficult process. Figuring out what they want, if it’s available, and if it’s affordable can be enough to drive you mad during the holiday season. Then do that for everyone on your Christmas list and it’s enough to induce a sense of panic that can […]

When Seniors Should Quit Driving

When Seniors Should Quit Driving

Driving gives a sense of freedom. It allows you to go wherever you want without having to worry about how you’ll get there. Unfortunately, as we age our senses can diminish, making driving rather unsafe. So when is it time to stop driving? Unusual Driving Indicators When you drive you have to understand a huge […]

Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer’s Research is constantly moving along. For those that don’t know, Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that affects brain cell connections and the cells themselves. The condition typically starts slowly and will worsen as time passes. The brain cells and the connections will begin to degenerate and die, leading to the destruction of […]

Why People With Dementia Need Fitness

Why People With Dementia Need Fitness

Every year that goes by, more information is released about what can be done to prevent it dementia or treat it, as well as information on possible cures. One recent study has concluded that fitness can help reduce the symptoms of dementia. The study reported a 30% increase in mental ability over a one-year time […]

What Makes a Good Retirement?

What Makes a Good Retirement

It’s here! Your retirement. You have worked your whole life and now you’re ready for some relaxation, fun, and spending time with family and friends. But, it’s a lot to take in. What makes a good retirement? We have the answer for you! Facts Let’s begin with some facts: Did you know that nearly one-third […]

A New Type of Dementia Discovered

A New Type of Dementia Discovered

Toward the middle of April, doctors at the University of Kentucky Medical Center released a report about a new type of dementia they discovered, one that often gets mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease. What is it? This newly discovered type of dementia is known as LATE. It’s an acronym for limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy. The name […]

National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize the importance of mental health. Lots of people discuss the benefits of diet and exercise, which can affect mental health to some degree, but are mainly focused on physical health. The health of the mind, mental health, is often overlooked. This is unfortunate because […]

Stress and Alzheimer’s Disease

Stress and Alzheimers Disease

At any given moment in the world, researchers are trying to figure out causes, as well as prevention, for Alzheimer’s disease. With each passing moment new research is released that can help shed light onto what causes this disease that affects over five million people worldwide, and possible ways to prevent it. Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s […]

3 Ways to Combat Dementia Everyday

3 Ways to Combat Dementia Everyday

Dementia affects more than 50 million people worldwide with 10 million new cases every year. These are just the numbers of people that have been officially diagnosed, so the number may even be higher. Dementia is a not a specific disease, however, but rather it’s an overall term that describes a group of diseases that […]

The Benefits of Reading

The Benefits of Reading

A staggering 67% of those aged 65 or older have read a book of some variety in the last 12 months, according to research from the Pew Research Center. Reading is not only a great way to pass the time, it can also greatly benefit senior’s mental and cognitive abilities. Longer Life If you love reading, you’ll […]

Dementia and Art Therapy

Dementia and Art Therapy

Worldwide, over 50 million people have dementia. That number is projected to increase by 10 million every year. Those with dementia or other cognitive impairments greatly benefit from various forms of creative therapy. One of the most common, and beneficial, is art therapy. Art therapy offers those with dementia a sense of self-expression, accomplishment, and […]

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. If you didn’t know already, Alzheimer’s Disease is something that is close to our hearts at Bonaventure Senior Living. We have a lot of residents with the disease that live in our memory care communities. We’re proud supporters of numerous organizations that fight hard through donations and research […]

4 Ways the Future of Alzheimer’s Looks Promising

4 Ways the Future of Alzheimer’s Looks Promising

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that affects brain cell connections and the cells themselves. The condition typically starts slowly and will worsen as time passes. The brain cells and the connections will begin to degenerate and die, leading to the destruction of mental functions and memory. This loss can cause extreme confusion, agitation, […]

When is it Time to Give Up the Keys?

Time to Give Up the Keys

Time to Give Up the Keys? Driving gives a sense of freedom. It allows you to go wherever you want without having to worry about how you’ll get there. Unfortunately, as we age our senses can diminish, making driving rather unsafe. So when is it time to stop driving? Unusual Driving Indicators When you drive […]

3 Board Games That Stimulate and Entertain

3 Board Games That Stimulate and Entertain

Benefits of Board Games for Seniors There’s nothing boring about board games. They’re a classic style of entertainment that’s been around for upwards of 5,000 years. While board games may have evolved with the times, seniors will find that the benefits are still as strong as they ever were. Research A study conducted by the British Medical […]