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Knowledge and understanding are powerful tools. We strive to be a trusted resource in our local communities for people impacted by dementia while being a guiding voice in the senior living industry through thought leadership and education.

02-15-2024 Bella Groves

The Power of Positivity in Dementia Care

Navigating dementia can be a challenging task for individuals and families. Dementia, a collective term for conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving, and other thinking skills, can cause individuals to feel disoriented, anxious, and disconnected. It can also have the same effect on care partners and family members coping with a loved…
02-01-2024 Bella Groves

How to Make an Informed Decision About Memory Care in San Antonio

Navigating the path of memory care for someone you love can be equally as challenging as it is necessary. As care partners, we shoulder the responsibility of ensuring our loved ones with dementia receive the utmost care and compassion so that they can continue to lead a fulfilling life. Remember, a dementia diagnosis does not…
01-15-2024 Bella Groves

Navigating Late-Stage Dementia

Dementia refers to a category of conditions that affect cognitive functions, such as memory and behavior, with the most common being Alzheimer’s disease. All types of dementia are progressive; however, some people may experience a more rapid progression of symptoms than others. The symptoms that appear during late-stage dementia, also called “severe” or advanced dementia,…
01-01-2024 Bella Groves

How to Make a Loved One’s Memory Care Apartment Feel Like Home

When you’ve made the decision to move a loved one to a memory care community, it can be hard to know what to do to help ease the transition. Any move can come with challenges, but it’s essential that your loved one feels supported at every step.  One of the simplest ways to help them…
12-15-2023 Bella Groves

Ways to Pay for Long-Term Dementia Care

Being a care partner to someone living with dementia is an incredibly rewarding experience. However, it can also be emotional and overwhelming at times, leading to feelings of burnout, guilt, and even resentment.  Beyond your mental well-being, as the condition progresses, a person living with dementia will require constant care, attention, and support, and you…
12-01-2023 Bella Groves

Dementia and Sleep: How Does Dementia Impact Sleep Habits?

“Dementia is caused by a variety of diseases that cause damage to brain cells. This damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior, and feelings can be affected (alz.org).” As a result, the impact of dementia goes far beyond memory retention. It…
11-15-2023 Bella Groves

How to Delegate Caregiver Tasks Amongst Siblings

Dementia care is a collaborative care experience. Family members, friends, and healthcare providers must work together to ensure a person living with dementia is safe, healthy, and happy. When it comes to a parent, feelings of resentment can quickly arise between siblings. One sibling might feel as though they’re taking on more responsibility, or another…
11-01-2023 Bella Groves

Preparing for a Loved One’s Move to a Memory Care Community

Transitioning someone you love to a memory care community is an emotional experience. You might feel uncertain about the journey ahead, and your loved one might be confused or agitated regarding this change.  “Even if you planned ahead with the person for a move, making this transition can be a stressful experience. You may feel…
10-15-2023 Bella Groves

How is Dementia Diagnosed?

It can be worrisome and uncertain when you notice Mom or Dad have sharted showing signs of forgetfulness, confusion, or other concerning behaviors. Age-related memory loss is common for many, but it can be difficult to gauge whether or not a person is experiencing this or demonstrating early dementia.  So, how is dementia diagnosed, and…
10-01-2023 Bella Groves

“I Want to Go Home:” Navigating Dementia & Responding to These Statements

As dementia progresses, the hippocampal region is one of the first areas affected – the part of the brain that orients us to our surroundings and keeps track of our timelines. As a result of this damage, a person living with dementia may experience difficulties remembering the timeline of their life, knowing where they are,…