Connections Memory Care: New Orleans Area Alzheimer’s Care
We've Navigated The Stages of Dementia, Too.
Finding memory care in New Orleans doesn’t have to be daunting. Our Kenner community features the data-based and doctor-inspired Connections program. Our signature service is designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia find meaning and comfort. We are here to support families who feel lost.
Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care community provides a stimulating and calming environment. A committed and caring team offers a variety of activities designed to fit the unique needs of those living with memory loss.
We understand the physical and emotional toll caregiving can take on a family. If your loved one’s care needs are beyond your abilities, our dementia care specialists want to help. The easiest way to find memory care near you is to arrange a visit.
Who provides comprehensive dementia care in the Greater New Orleans area?
Laketown Village provides round-the-clock dementia care in Kenner. It’s one of the most comprehensive memory care programs in Jefferson Parish.
Our memory care program includes a licensed nurse and specially trained team members. We also provide medication monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living. Some memory facilities may feel like institutions, but our community is designed to be secure and comforting.
Dr. Sandra Petersen’s Connections program sets our Alzheimer’s care apart. Our memory loss team includes dementia care specialists and Connections Academy graduates who provide exercise for the brain and body. Personalized care and intentional programming make a difference.
Looking for memory care communities in New Orleans? Visit Laketown Village.
Makes a Difference
The right community and programming can significantly improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Engaging the Emotions
Connections can help your loved one stay engaged with:
The connection between the mind and body is well-established in scientific research, and the Connections program encourages physical activity to maximize quality of life in memory care. Kenner residents under careful supervision at Laketown Village can participate in boxing, walking clubs, and other fitness programs to help them achieve an active body and mind.
Challenging the Brain
Activities designed for brain stimulation include:
We also provide a variety of brain-healthy foods for residents.
Research shows that socialization with others is critical to the maintenance of mental health and cognition. The process of regular interaction with others can help seniors achieve a better sense of belonging and provide a sense of structure through memory care. Kenner associates provide a variety of group activities that allow residents to foster relationships and connect to others.
Inspired by Experience
Medical Director Dr. Sandra Petersen’s background in the memory care field goes back over 30 years, but it was her own experience that inspired the novel approach of the Connections program.
Over a decade ago, a stroke left her unable to use the left side of her body and connect with language skills; she even had trouble completing a sentence.
“The whole experience gave me not only sympathy, but empathy for those that struggle with cognitive decline,” says Dr. Petersen.
With the help of a brain health specialist, she worked her way back through a variety of techniques designed to rebuild neural pathways, including learning Spanish and ballroom dancing.
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“I wondered whether the same principles that helped me, like connecting through emotion, moving, and learning new information, could work to stimulate the brain of someone with cognitive impairment.”
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