Caregivers are always asking us about activities that they can do with their loved one when they are not at Encore. Activities are the things that we do. They include getting dressed, doing chores, playing cards and even paying bills. They can represent who we are and what we’re … [Read more...] about Activity-Based Care
Welcome back to Encore! We are so looking forward to seeing you again! There are a couple of extra steps that we are trying in order to make sure that everyone stays as safe as possible. When we open at 7:30 am, people naturally arrive one or two at a time, but we are thinking that with an … [Read more...] about Check In Procedure and Screening Question
Photo via Pixabay by Annca As we get older, our brain function can slow down a bit; memory and other cognitive functions can lag, leaving us feeling easily overwhelmed and even ashamed when something slips through the cracks. For seniors, the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease … [Read more...] about The Best Exercises for Your Brain: Tips on Preserving Memory and Cognitive Function
We all have various activities that we must perform each day, but did you know there is a name for it? According to Kindly Care, activities of daily living (ADLs) are “basic tasks that must be accomplished every day for an individual to thrive,” and include categories such as dressing, eating and … [Read more...] about Caregiving: Making Sure Daily Needs Are Met
Trying to maneuver through the maze of Alzheimer’s disease is confusing and frustrating for the family members and caretakers of those who have the disease. Over the past seven years that we have operated a memory care day center, we have spoken to many families who are confused and feeling a great … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s Disease: What Stage Is My Loved One In?
Alzheimer’s is growing at an alarming rate. Alzheimer’s increased by 46.1% as a cause of death between 2000 and 2006, while causes of death from prostate cancer, breast cancer, heart disease and HIV all declined during that time period. In 2010 The Alzheimer’s Association published a report titled, … [Read more...] about The Alzheimer’s Factor
Planning for Disability – The Good, The Bad and The Necessary No one likes to think about the possibility of their own disability or the disability of a loved one. However, as we’ll see below, the statistics are clear that we should all plan for, at the very least, a temporary disability. Disability … [Read more...] about Disability Planning
At Encore Memory Care Day Center, we provide your loved one with a unique day stay experience. Our specialized memory care day center is specifically designed to offer dementia-specific individual and group programs that engage and involve our guests. By using leading memory care techniques and … [Read more...] about ENCORE Memory Care Day Center – Enhancing the lives of our guests every day