Innovation in Memory Care
When you or someone you care about is living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest in therapies, programs and practices available. Senior living communities across the country are implementing new technology and adopting innovative programming to assist and enrich the lives of those living with memory-related issues.
Technologies and Programming Transforming the Lives of Those with Dementia
Industry innovation is directly transforming the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia as well as those closest to them. A specialized approach including various innovative programs and technologies brings comfort to families, knowing their loved one is experiencing an enhanced quality of life supported by progressive health care professionals and respected by all who care for them. Alternative therapies incorporate music, movement and art to stimulate the senses and evoke positive emotions. Community team members, family and friends are trained in personalized response techniques. And socialization is emphasized at every turn.
MUSIC & MEMORY®
For many, a melody can elicit a memory. MUSIC & MEMORY® is a national initiative that provides those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia digital devices with personalized playlists created with input from close family and friends. Musical favorites often unearth deep memories and bring smiles to faces, encouraging folks to feel like themselves again, socialize and stay present.
Minding Motion for Graceful Aging
This artistically driven, individualized program uses movement to stimulate the mind and body of older adults experiencing changes in memory. Each class harnesses untapped human potential, offers opportunity for creative expression, and encourages older adults to be present in the moment physically, mentally and emotionally.
Sagely Family App
It’s impossible to be with the ones you love every minute of every day, but the Sagely Family App offers a convenient solution. This application allows families to stay connected through real-time updates and photos, informing loved ones and making connectedness a priority.
Teepa Snow Positive Approach™
Teepa’s memory care philosophy encourages smart, compassionate responses to the challenging realities of brain change. Community team members are trained in personalized strategies designed to form trusting relationships and elicit positive outcomes.
Digital Memory Boxes
Digital memory boxes hang outside the rooms of residents and display sentimental snapshots of family and friends, special trips, pets, and other memorable moments. Residents experience improved memory recall and are able to feel close and connected to the things, places and people they hold dear to their hearts.
Memory Support Group
Knowing you’re not alone in your thoughts, feelings and struggles can truly make a world of difference. Most senior living communities offer memory care support groups in which residents, family members, friends and other folks from the community gather together in support of one another. Whether you’re just beginning to navigate the difficulties of caring for a loved one who needs memory-related assistance or have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia yourself, this supportive space is essential for healing and understanding the best ways to cope with and care for memory-related changes.
The Ridge Senior Living is proud to provide all these resources and more to those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We understand that innovation is key and a personalized approach is paramount, so we take time to learn about each individual’s past life experiences, favorite activities and daily routine to help them cultivate a sense of belonging and meaningful purpose. We believe each individual deserves not only to be supported, but also celebrated. And with some of the most qualified and caring staff in Salt Lake City, we continue to innovate to ensure fulfilling days and peaceful nights for all in our care.