Sundowning and Other Sleep Issues in Alzheimer's Sufferers

Many individuals receiving Alzheimer’s care experience sleep disturbances. They may have trouble sleeping at night and staying awake during the day. Increasing confusion and agitation in the afternoon and evening are also common issues. These ...
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Exploring the Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Mental Health Issues

People with Alzheimer’s disease and their families face many serious challenges, which may sometimes include mental health issues. As Alzheimer’s disease becomes progressively more severe, the individual may begin to exhibit unusual ...
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The Power of Music for Alzheimer's Patients

In the search for new ways to allow Alzheimer’s sufferers to connect with their loved ones, some families have discovered that music can have a tremendous impact. Watch this video to see how music is playing a role in Alzheimer’s care for ...
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Wandering with Alzheimer's Disease: Understanding the Risk and Exploring Prevention Strategies

One of the reasons many families eventually choose the continuous care of an assisted living center when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease is to prevent wandering. Wandering is extremely common in people with Alzheimer’s, and without ...
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How We Make Avalon Residents Feel at Home

Avalon Memory Care is more than an assisted living center. Alongside our memory care services, which include counseling and bedside care, we are committed to ensuring that all of our residents feel like they are part of a compassionate and comforting ...
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Prepping Your Kids for a Visit with a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

It is natural for kids to be a little anxious about visiting a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, but there are many things you can do to make the time spent together comfortable and productive for everyone. When a loved one is ...
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Our Pre-Admission Appraisals

Here at Avalon Memory Care, we adhere to a unique model of Alzheimer’s support. Our approach is nurturing and comforting and is tailored to the individual’s needs. As each new resident prepares to move into one of our Alzheimer’s ...
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Talking to Your Loved Ones About Your Diagnosis

It is never easy to cope with a life-changing diagnosis such as Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to coming to terms with your own emotions, there is the added burden of sharing this information with your loved ones. Shock, denial, anger, and ...
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The Progression of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease progresses gradually over a period of years. As the individual’s functional impairments become more pronounced, he or she requires an increasingly intense level of Alzheimer’s care. When you watch this video, you ...
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What Is Frontotemporal Dementia?

As the term suggests, frontotemporal dementia refers to degenerative changes that occur in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The frontal lobe is located behind the forehead and the temporal lobe rests beneath it. Individuals who require ...
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