3 Qualities of an Excellent Memory Care Community for Seniors

When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it is important to carefully consider options for their long-term care to ensure their highest quality of life. In addition to them receiving specialized dementia care, placing them in the right living environment can slow down the progression of their cognitive impairment. This is why many people seek out residential facilities that specialize in memory care. These senior living communities keep residents safe and allow them to maintain their ...

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Meaningful Memory Care at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care

Our Belief System

Complications related to Alzheimer’s and various other forms of dementia, such as memory loss and decline of physical abilities, often place family members in the position to seek a higher level of care for their loved one. At Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care, we truly understand the various challenges linked to choosing the best long-term option for someone you love dearly. It is quite possibly one of the most difficult decisions you will face in your life as you ...

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Understanding Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Overview                

Dementia is the impairment of two or more areas of cognitive function; for example, the ability to form short-term memories, engage in coherent language exchanges, and manage daily tasks can be affected with the onset and progression of dementia. There are various forms of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease contributing to the majority of diagnosed cases. The common factor present in all forms of dementia is a neurological decline that results in a series of ...

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Benefits of Activities and Socialization at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care

According to research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, one’s ability to maintain cognitive function and brain vitality are closely linked with a combination of physical & mentally stimulating activities along with consuming a brain-healthy diet. This suggests the onset and rapid cognitive decline linked to dementia can be prolonged through socialization, physical activity, and consuming a brain-healthy diet.

At Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care, we understand the importance of maintaining a well-balanced life in order to promote healthy aging. Our activities program ...

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Is it Time for a Transition to Assisted Living

Making the decision to seek assisted living can be extremely difficult for you and your loved one(s). Knowing when it may be time for a transition can assist in the process. Use this questionnaire to see if it might be time to seek an assisted living community for someone you love.

  • Do you notice mom/dad wearing the same clothes from day to day?
  • Has your loved one lost weight due to lack of eating properly?
  • Has there been an increase in urinary tract ...
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Take a Break with Respite Care at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living

Are you a spouse or family member serving as the primary caregiver for a loved one with physical ailments or Dementia? Do you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Does the idea of taking a break result in feelings of guilt? — if so, you’re not alone; such feelings are natural when tasked with caregiving responsibilities. Sometimes it’s beneficial to temporarily hand those responsibilities over to qualified professionals so you can focus on your relationship with your loved one, tend ...

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Why Choose Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care?

The senior living market of Lexington, Kentucky is undoubtedly one of the most competitive around with new communities popping up left and right. Everyone claims to be the best and offer the most desirable amenities, so how is Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care better than all the rest?

The answer boils down to a single umbrella factor – uniqueness. Sure, we (like most communities) offer a beautiful upscale living environment with lovely individual suites, a hair ...

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Senior Care Experts on How Training & Exercise Help Alzheimer’s Patients

When loved ones suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it often takes a huge toll on the entire family. After all, this disease robs patients of their memories and minds while their decreasing mobility and putting them at a higher risk of falls. That’s why Meadowthorpe Assisted Living has created a new senior care facility for Alzheimer’s patients in Lexington, KY, that offers training and exercise to improve their memories. Here, they explain how these activities help prevent cognitive decline.

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Elderly Care Professionals on Preventing Memory Loss

3 Elderly Care Tips for Preventing Memory Loss

1. Stay Engaged

The brain is similar to a muscle: The more you use the pathways it contains, the stronger they become. To keep your neurons firing at full capacity, exercise your brain on a daily basis. Consider joining a book club, playing cards with your spouse, or taking up an intellectually stimulating hobby, like chess or Sudoku.

2. Get Plenty of Sleep

elderly careThe brain uses sleep to recover from the day before and prepare ...

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