Alzheimer's

Older adults with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia have unique needs. Many skilled nursing facilities have special care units to address these needs. A variety of residential care settings may have Alzheimer's special care units (ASCUs). ASCUs are often cluster settings where people with dementia are grouped together on a floor or a unit. 

Making the decision to move your loved one into a facility can be very difficult, but sometimes a facility is better for the patient. The physical and mental state of both your family member and yourself need to be considered.

 

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Keep a collection of photos of people close to your loved one. Label each photo with the person's name and a story about each.

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