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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.

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…
04-01-2022 Bella Groves

Mental & Physical Benefits of Being Outside

Spending time outside can have a positive impact on every person. By planning outdoor time into the daily routine, you can ensure that a person living with dementia gains the health benefits of being outside, fresh air, and sunlight, as well as the joy of engaging with nature.
03-15-2022 Bella Groves

Dementia Care: Preserving Dignity and Respect

A person living with dementia has real desires, unique needs, and a purpose to fulfill. As a dementia care partner, you play a vital role in helping them experience a complete and meaningful life. By treating them with dignity throughout their dementia care journey, you can nurture a trusting, healthy, and joyful relationship.
03-01-2022 Bella Groves

5 Tips for Dealing with Family Conflicts While Providing Dementia Care

When a parent or family member is living with dementia, there are many things to consider. Depending on the number of people involved in the dementia care journey, different family members may have conflicting opinions about ongoing care and support.
02-15-2022 Bella Groves

Reorienting Thoughts and Responses in Dementia Care

If you are caring for someone living with dementia, you may sometimes hear them make statements or remarks that, to you, sound confusing, disconnected, or worrisome.” They may mention a spouse who has long since passed, call your children by your name, or panic because they’re late for work at a job they no longer…
02-01-2022 Bella Groves

Understanding Challenging Expressions in a Person Living with Dementia

Caring for someone with dementia is a rewarding and intimate experience, creating a special bond between the care partner and care recipient. But we’d be lying (and anyone who has provided dementia care would know it) if we said there weren’t moments of frustration, exasperation, and confusion. 
01-15-2022 Bella Groves

How to Plan a Successful Outing with a Person Living with Dementia

A person living with dementia may have different reactions than expected that can be hard to explain to those who aren’t familiar with dementia. As a care partner, you want to feel like you have the situation under control, but some things may be out of your control when on an outing. In these situations,…
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