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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.

06-15-2023 Bella Groves

Summer Travel: Planning and Finding Dementia Care You Can Trust

Planning a trip or a vacation is exciting; you can explore new places, relax in a tropical destination, and experience new things. But if you care for a person living with dementia, the idea of going on a trip may seem impossible. Who is going to care for Mom? What if something happens while I’m…
06-01-2023 Bella Groves

How to Make Your Home More Dementia-Friendly

The layout of a home can make all the difference for a person living with dementia. In addition, the symptoms a person can experience during their dementia journey, such as memory loss, confusion, and problem-solving, can create obstacles and challenges, even if they are still living in the house they’ve resided in for years.  Making…
05-15-2023 Bella Groves

What Do You Do When a Dementia Patient Refuses Care?

Perhaps one of the most challenging moments to witness in dementia care facilities is when a person living with dementia refuses the care and support being offered to them. Whether you’re visiting a loved one or watching another family undergo this difficult instance, it can be unsettling. If your loved one has started to refuse…
05-01-2023 Bella Groves

How to Promote Sensory Stimulation for a Person with Dementia

Sensory stimulation is described as the activation of one or more of the five senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. This is important for those living with dementia, as the progression of the condition can impact the brain’s ability to process each sense.  Fortunately, practicing sensory stimulation can engage a person living with…
04-15-2023 Bella Groves

How to Develop a Dementia Care Plan

According to the World Health Organization, over 55 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Due to the rapidly aging population, that number is expected to double by the year 2050. Unfortunately, the vast majority of families impacted by dementia navigate this care journey alone, without any educational tools, resources, or support. If you are…
04-01-2023 Bella Groves

How Bella Groves is Changing the Way We Care

When James Lee, the CEO and co-founder of Bella Groves, visited Margaret in her long-term nursing facility, he was met with a shocking greeting. “I’m mistreated here,” Margaret said to James. “They don’t listen to me. I’m left alone in my room because they don’t want to deal with me.” Abuse in memory care facilities…
03-15-2023 Bella Groves

Tips for Planning a Trip with a Person Living with Dementia

If someone you love is living with dementia, planning a trip may be at the bottom of your to-do list. When you factor in the nuances of dementia care, routines, and safety, traveling might seem like a daunting challenge. However, life doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) stop due to a dementia diagnosis.  While your parent or loved…
03-01-2023 Bella Groves

Dementia Support Groups: Why It’s Important to Find Caregiver Support

When a parent or family member is diagnosed with dementia, stepping up as a care partner is brave, selfless, and rewarding, but it doesn’t come without challenges. Caring for a loved one can be mentally and physically exhausting, and dementia care can also be an isolating experience. During these moments, it’s important to remember that…
02-15-2023 Bella Groves

How Animal-Assisted Therapy Benefits Those Living with Dementia

Pets can provide unconditional joy, engagement, and companionship, but several health benefits also come with interacting with animals. For example, taking a dog on regular walks or playing fetch can keep you active and moving.  Fortunately, you don’t have to be a pet owner to reap these health benefits. Pet therapy or “animal-assisted therapy is…
02-01-2023 Bella Groves

Dementia Care: Management Tips for Incontinence

As dementia progresses, it starts to impact a person’s daily life and independence. Cognitive decline – the loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning – is the most well-known symptom of dementia that many associate with memories or communication. However, as dementia reaches later stages, a person may also lose the ability to complete basic daily…
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