Know your loved one is cared for and safe.
Alzheimer’s and dementia can be challenging for everyone involved, causing you to feel a range of emotions or ask yourself questions like: What's going to happen to my loved one's health? But the more you know what to expect and how to prepare, the more it can make the journey feel less daunting.
You also don't have to go through this alone. If you do feel like you need outside assistance, memory care communities are a wonderful environment ideal for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Your loved one would live in an apartment-like home with premium safety features, surrounded by their peers and nurturing staff members.
Here for you, while you're there for them.
If your loved one is dealing with Alzheimer’s, then you may find yourself taking on a “caregiving” type of role. From monitoring their health to keeping them from harm’s way to making sure they maintain a healthy diet — this role may come with new responsibilities that you’ve never shouldered before.
Acting as a caregiver can be challenging and stressful at times, but with the right tools you can maneuver through the huddles with better ease and confidence. From learning about what to expect from Alzheimer's to discovering the best ways to care for yourself in the process, these helpful resources can aid you throughout this journey.
Discover our person-centered approach to memory care.
Our memory care program, the Clare Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Program, is deeply rooted in a person-centered approach focused on creating feelings of belonging and purpose for each resident, while seeking to preserve their identity and sense of self. We believe that no one should be defined by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Maintaining identity and a strong sense of self comes from living a life filled with meaning and purpose and contributions — we believe having dementia shouldn’t change that.
With gentle guidance and visual reminders, our memory care communities are set up for safe engagement in activities such as gardening, kitchen work, and other projects that provide the opportunity to use meaningful life skills and talents.
The leading provider of memory care in the United States.
Brookdale has cared for individuals living with dementia for more than 30 years. We have the experience to understand the complexity of Alzheimer’s and dementia and know how to support them at every stage. We understand what families coping with dementia are going through and want to share our knowledge and experience to guide your loved one through this journey.
It's never too soon to start making a long-term plan. When you start tackling the hard part early, it will help you be there for them when they need you most. Get tips on how to have the tough, yet important, conversations with your loved one, learn about the average costs of memory care communities, and more.