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Though 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.