What is memory care?
Memory care is a supportive and secure environment for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents.
Over 400,000 Texans live with Alzheimer’s. This neurocognitive disorder prevents older adults from living independently and usually means family members step in to act as caretakers.
Memory care provides relief to caretakers and their loved ones. By letting go of giving care, families can enjoy being a family again.
Parmer Woods at North Austin is one dementia care community in Austin, Texas, providing caretaking duties such as:
- Activities of daily living assistance (bathing, dressing, transferring, etc.)
- Medication management
- Mind-healthy nutrition
- Continuous monitoring of health
Memory care in this community goes well beyond providing essential care. Parmer Woods at North Austin offers a specialized program for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Austin, Texas families trust it to add purpose to the lives of their loved ones living with memory loss and dementia.
Does memory care treat Alzheimer’s?
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. UT Health suggests that one of the best dementia treatments is “supporting individuals and families with education and counseling.“
Memory care at Parmer Woods at North Austin is not a cure. Our signature Connections Program provides data-based treatments to offer an engaging lifestyle to those living with a type of dementia. Let us be a resource for your family.
How does Connections support people with Alzheimer’s?
Connections utilizes the process of neuroplasticity to slow the progression of memory loss.
Staying active physically and mentally is a good idea at any stage of life. Some studies indicate seniors who eat right and exercise regularly are seen to reduce their risk of dementia by up to 300 percent.
Challenging the brain can lead to the creation of new neural pathways. That’s why activities like puzzles, trivia, and bingo are healthy for seniors and may help in reducing dementia risk.
Connections promotes neuroplasticity by combining emotional expression, physical movement, and brain challenges. The program’s founder, Pegasus Senior Living Health and Wellness Director, Dr. Sandra Petersen, knows firsthand how effective this process can be.
Her experience with neuroplasticity came from overcoming a stroke over ten years ago. She figured, “if it could work post-stroke, why couldn’t the same idea of neuroplasticity work in memory care?”
How do the activities in the Connections Program provide Alzheimer’s relief?
Take, for example, something simple like painting. Painting gives people with a type of dementia the opportunity to express themselves. Sometimes what they can’t communicate with words, they can say with a brush.
The act of creativity can trigger emotions and unlock memories. Purposeful activities like this instill confidence and give people something to celebrate. No matter how small, the specialized team members at Parmer Woods at North Austin love celebrating every victory that residents accomplish.
Socialization is a pillar of the Connections Program, and it’s a great way to keep the mind active. People living with Alzheimer’s still enjoy being an active part of their community. Our residents love fostering new relationships through group activities like parties and scenic drives.
We provide individualized care and get to know residents personally to offer them social activities they’ll enjoy. In a place like Austin, we know there are a lot of special interests out there.
What’s unique about Parmer Woods at North Austin memory care?
Austin is a unique city. Parmer Woods at North Austin provides uncommon activities and experiences to the people with dementia who live with us. A few examples include:
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “The first survivor of Alzheimer’s is out there, but we won’t get there without you.” To support Alzheimer’s research, our team members volunteer their time and participate in events like The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Discover Dementia Care in Austin, Texas
Austin seniors and their families find relief and purpose with memory care at Parmer Woods at North Austin. Visit our community for a tour of how the Connections Program can help your family.