Dementia & Memory Care
Our personalized memory care services focus on providing a safe, structured in-home environment with set routines to lower stress for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We also can prepare meals and assist with personal care.
We are often asked the difference between the care we provide for dementia and memory care. While they share the same focus of maintaining and improving memory functions as much as possible with consistent engaging therapies and treatments to provide a more fulfilling quality of life, they do have some differences.
Dementia care is typically more involved than memory care. “Memory care” is often viewed as the early stage of treatment for dementia whereas “dementia care” specifically focuses on individuals that have been formally diagnosed with dementia and are experiencing the later stages of the condition.
Memory care focuses on the neurodegenerative conditions that interfere with memory, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. “Dementia” is a broad term used to describe a decline in brain function that comes with age, while Alzheimer’s disease is a specific neurological condition and leading cause of dementia among the elderly.
Understanding the difference and how to best care for individuals at each level, Sheraton Caregivers develop an individualized plan of care that’s specifically focuses on the memory care or dementia care needed.
Our memory care services can help your loved one manage their memory condition more effectively and enjoy the most independent lifestyle possible. Whereas dementia can interfere with daily life for your loved one in so many ways, so a personalized dementia care plan is needed to address these individual concerns.
Memory care offers individuals the level of care and support needed for everyday life while recognizing the individual can handle many everyday tasks and functions unassisted. Dementia care is for those who experience substantial difficulty performing everyday tasks and need more care.