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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.

08-15-2022 Bella Groves

How to Discuss a Major Life Event with a Person Living from Dementia

For some reason, people have an instinctual response to lie to a person living with dementia. People don’t want to upset a person with dementia, confuse them, or, in some cases, simply take the time to discuss difficult topics with them, so they instead tell little white lies or “therapeutic lies.” Too often, people focus…
08-01-2022 Bella Groves

How Bella Groves Engages Residents to Promote Dignity & Joy

According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we are motivated by five basic needs. These needs are often displayed as a pyramid, starting with basic needs at the bottom and fundamental needs at the top.  Physiological Needs: shelter, food, air, water Safety Needs: sense of security and safety Love and Belonging: feeling wanted by others and…
07-15-2022 Bella Groves

Creating Meaningful Activities for a Person Living with Dementia

When caring for someone living with dementia, a common question is how to offer them engagement that is appropriate and meaningful. People living with dementia are not children, and they should not be treated as such. They are parents, spouses, siblings, and friends who have lived full lives, and they need opportunities that allow them…
07-01-2022 Bella Groves

How to Talk About Driving with a Person Living with Dementia

Driving is a complex operation that requires many different skills. For a person living with dementia, continuing to drive may pose serious health and safety risks for themselves and other people on the road. For this reason, it is important to have a transparent and compassionate discussion with your family member about retiring from driving.…
06-15-2022 Bella Groves

5 Questions to Ask Your Dementia Care Community

Finding the right dementia care community for your family is one of the most important decisions you will make. We know there are a lot of factors to consider, and some families may not know where to start. We’ve created a list of questions to ask a dementia care community to ensure it is the…
06-01-2022 Bella Groves

How to Manage a Loss of Appetite in a Person Living with Dementia

Eating nutritious foods is critical to keeping the body strong and healthy at every stage of life. However, a person living with dementia can experience a loss of appetite, which, if not managed, can lead to unnecessary weight loss. Fortunately, there are ways that you can support them by understanding what may be causing it…
05-24-2022 Bella Groves

4 Advantages of Better Resident to Staff Ratio in Dementia Care

By: James Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of Bella Groves All stakeholders (family, resident, company, others) in a dementia care community face numerous challenges that stem from a poor staffing ratio. In Texas, the Assisted Living Facility regulations simply require that a community have sufficient staff to meet the needs of residents. “A facility must develop and…
05-15-2022 Bella Groves

What You Need to Know About Agitation Associated with Dementia

While dementia care is a rewarding, loving experience, it is not without its challenges. For example, you may be enjoying a conversation or activity with your family member when suddenly their mood changes and they become angry or agitated.
05-01-2022 Bella Groves

Beyond Memory Loss: Understanding Common Dementia Symptoms

Many people associate dementia and memory loss, overlooking the other symptoms and signs of the condition. This can be a challenging assumption to overcome as memory loss is the most well-known symptom related to dementia.
04-15-2022 Bella Groves

Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia and Isolation of Caregiving

Caring for someone living with dementia can have moments when it feels like you are doing it all on your own. At Bella Groves, we understand this feeling. Our team is made up of real people who have been personally impacted by dementia. We understand you, and we are here for you every step of…
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