What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

CHGI sqIMG_2370Though there are many forms of memory loss and dementia, the most common is Alzheimer’s disease — a progressive condition that tends to start slowly but can become more aggressive over time, disrupting cognitive functioning, causing significant memory loss, and making even simple day-to-day tasks difficult to complete. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease that exists under the broader category of “dementia.”

At this time, there is no cure available for Alzheimer’s, although there is significant ongoing research. Additionally, there are various ways to treat Alzheimer’s and keep the symptoms at bay, slowing the disease’s progress. Activities that sharpen the mind and boost cognitive functioning can sometimes stall the worsening of Alzheimer’s and related dementia. CountryHouse strives to provide just that level of engagement and enrichment, all part of our commitment to holistic, whole-person health.  Our nationally recognized LifeCycles wellness program is a yearlong, thematic lineup of inter-connected activities that promote a four-fold approach to personal wellbeing — physical, social, spiritual and intellectual.

At CountryHouse, our philosophy of care focuses on creating moments of joy.

When to Seek Help for Alzheimer’s

This progressive condition worsens over time, and early intervention is key; catching Alzheimer’s in its earliest stages can help slow its momentum and delay the onset of more significant symptoms.

It is advisable to get your loved one evaluated at the first sign of memory loss —including forgetting names, missing appointments, or needing to leave notes and reminders around the house. Other signs of Alzheimer’s include difficulties with basic problem solving, like following a recipe or playing a familiar game. Additionally, Alzheimer’s can be identified by difficulty following storylines—including the plots of movies, or conversations. CountryHouse’s experts can help you decide if now is the right time for an evaluation.

Alzheimer’s Memory Care Assisted Living – CountryHouse

At CountryHouse, we specialize in supporting those who have different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. We believe that it is important to provide these individuals with moments of joy and connection; and we strive to accomplish that through engaging daily activities as well as our warm and inclusive environment where families are welcome any time of day. The LifeCycles program is the purest essence of this — an innovative, year-round program that provides a range of stimulating, thematically-linked activities to engage residents.

Treating people like family is at the heart of what we do. We’re here to offer as much help as you need. Schedule a Visit

Before Moving in: Dementia Support

At CountryHouse, we are committed to serving individuals and their families, not just after they arrive at our community but also before. We go to great lengths to learn about their day, what they like, and what makes them tick. This process begins before a person moves in, as we take time to get to know them and learn their life story through home visits and other activities. We offer programs to educate families about the dementia journey and monthly caregiver support meetings, as well as Day Club and overnight options. We also help families understand how to evaluate care options and what they can expect from the CountryHouse staff.

After Moving in: Dementia Support

We continue working to educate and build relationships after our residents move in. Cultivating strong bonds with each resident is our foremost goal, and we strive to make everyone at CountryHouse feel at home. We also offer ongoing educational opportunities for family members to continue their education, special Family Traditions events and a monthly Coffee Club, where family members can get together to share with and support one another. Family members are also encouraged to visit their loved ones at any time.

Why Choose CountryHouse for Alzheimer’s Care

CHGI_3336884489753799905_nThe reason to choose CountryHouse is that we have a deep belief that those with Alzheimer’s can continue to live rich and happy lives full of joyous moments. We strive to be different than the typical assisted living home where residents effectively grow bored, listless, or stagnant by actively engage our residents physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Through the personalized care provided to each resident, it is our goal to also give peace of mind to caregivers and family members. When your loved one is at CountryHouse, they are in a place that feels like a home — a place that welcomes, comforts, and allows them to thrive.

Learn more about the levels of Alzheimer’s care that we provide to our residents. Contact CountryHouse today to learn more about what makes us unique.

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CountryHouse Stories

W e honor a person's life by telling his or her story. Alzheimer’s disease gradually robs people of the memories that remind them of who they are, where they’ve been, and what they’ve done. By gathering and preserving memories, we can bring important events and experiences from the past into the present. We can be the link to each one’s life history. Stories help affirm all the positive things a person has done in life and can still do. They remind us of who the individual was before Alzheimer’s disease.

My name is Jeff Ryan and my father, Jim Ryan is a resident at Country House in Lincoln, NE on 84th Street. I wanted to write a testimonial to the Country House organization. My father has lived at County House for a few years now. What helped my family decide on Country House over the other care facilities in the area, is the Country House organization. Country House is a care facility that truly cares, from the top person in the organization to the chef in the kitchen. Every person associate…
Jeff RyanAuto Claim Team Manager
Dear Becky, It has been almost two months since dad died (Erick Seifert), and I wanted to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to you and all of your outstanding staff at Astoria Gardens. As you recall, our family was quite involved with selecting a memory care unit for dad. We came armed with a long list of detailed questions when looking for the ideal placement. Having experience as an RN with hospice and home health care background, I knew what I wanted AND did not want when it c…
Diana RootBSN, RNPlano, TX
Dear Mr. Hug, Once again, your team at the Kensington has proven their devotion to your motto, “Treating People Like Family is the Heart of What We Do!” You were kind enough to visit my family in my mother’s room the day that we moved her in a year ago. This evening, with my brother, Mike, from Hastings out-of-town, I was faced with being “on call” with my mother Doris Kleppinger from where I live in Virginia. She has been facing some issues of not eating, difficulty swallowing, and breath…
Lu KleppingerVienna VA

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