A recent report noted that seniors in Texas are living longer than ever. The senior population in the Lone Star state expects to reach 8.3 million, nearly double the current number. With the increase of older adults, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia cases are also rising.
The study by the researchers at The University of Texas at Austin also warns of the growing concern of the lack of resources available to provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Solve your search for dementia care by finding it early and preparing to age in place at communities like Parmer Woods at North Austin.
What is aging in place?
Ideally, people like to stay in their homes as they get older. Eliminating the need to move as your needs change is what we all strive to do. However, it’s impossible to predict the future, and the best defense against future catastrophes is to plan for them.
Senior living communities provide care and hospitality services that allow older adults the opportunity to age with grace. Parmer Woods at North Austin orchestrates assisted living for aging adults and memory care services for people experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia.
By providing both services, you can expect to age in place in our community with memory care if your needs change in the future.
What is memory care?
A specialized form of assisted living for people living with progressive forms of dementia like:
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Lewy body dementia
- Vascular dementia
- Parkinson’s related dementia
Memory care at Parmer Woods at North Austin focuses on relieving families of caretaking duties with the signature Connections Program.
The Connections Program for Dementia Care
Over a decade ago, Dr. Sandra Petersen experienced a stroke resulting in mobility and memory loss.
To recover, she took ballroom dancing lessons and learned Spanish. These activities were a part of a process called neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt and change.
Through brain and body challenges, Dr. Petersen regained memory and mobility and found inspiration to use these ideas of neuroplasticity to combat dementia.
The Connections Philosophy
Utilizing science and backed by data, the Connections Program at Parmer Woods at North Austin provides specialized support, enriching activities, the ability to form new relationships, and opportunities to stay active for people experiencing memory loss.
Challenging the Brain
Just like Dr. Petersen challenged her brain by learning a new language, it’s the repetition of an activity that introduces new neural pathways around sections of the brain affected by dementia.
Our residents do this with:
Staying physically active is essential at all stages of life. Our residents receive an additional boost of confidence and self-esteem through:
Engaging the Emotions
A common sign of dementia is an emotional change. To lessen the anxiety and confusion that come with memory loss, our specialized team members provide activities to appeal to the interests of your loved ones.
When words are hard to come by, our residents can choose to express themselves through:
Moving into a new place can be stressful, but we like to create a family atmosphere at Parmer Words at North Austin by making everyone feel welcome and accepted into their new community.
We work on building relationships with:
Assisted Living for Memory Care in Austin, TX
Contact us if you or a loved one can benefit from the assisted living and memory care at Parmer Woods at North Austin. We look forward to offering you a personal tour of how our services can improve your lifestyle.