Discover Our Empathetic Dementia Care
At Town Square, the best standards of dementia care are integral to the services we provide. We want to offer seniors, their families, and communities the kind of services that can help make living with dementia easier, more joyous, more purposeful, and simply better.
People with dementia deserve our compassion – and it can be heartbreaking when someone we love develops a memory condition. Since dementia is incurable at the present time, everyone who knows someone with this condition wants to know what they can do to make that person’s life better and dealing with their cognitive impairment easier.
It’s not just people whose dementia is advanced who need clinical dementia care. Those who have recently been diagnosed and are in early, mild stages of the condition can cope with the progression of the disease more easily, and stay as mentally sharp as possible before progression occurs, if they have the right support and are able to stay mentally active and socially linked to other people.
Town Square goes beyond the typical social model of adult day care centers to truly make a difference in the lives of our members. Our programs wield the power of nostalgia to create a familiar, fun atmosphere, and we diligently take care of our members’ physical and psychological needs within this setting.
What is Dementia Care?
Dementia care consists of any services that support the day-to-day needs of someone living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. There is no form of dementia that is curable as of this time, and the biochemical and physical mechanisms of dementia and Alzheimer’s are still little-understood by medical science.
However, there are many modalities of care that are proven to have a positive effect on the well-being of people dealing with progressive cognitive and memory disorders. The discipline of memory care mitigates the physical, social, and logistical challenges of memory loss, and reminiscence therapy is one highly effective way to engage person-to-person with someone who has Alzheimer’s or dementia.
At Town Square, dementia care is a key part of our mission. The practice of effective dementia care is woven into our very facilities – our locations are literally built to help people with cognitive impairments feel engaged, energized, and included.
What is the Best Way to Care for Someone With Dementia?
For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, structure and a comforting daily routine are paramount for their quality of life. A haphazardly planned day, or one with overlong gaps, isolation, or boredom, can quickly lead to restlessness, agitation, and overall symptom exacerbation.
The right care plan takes into account socialization, healthy meals at regular times, strictly-timed reminders for medication or other pressing matters, and more – and at Town Square, our adult day services provide our members with all of these vital considerations, plus a chance to make new friends, experience vintage recreation and merrymaking, and even learn new things.
How Can Day Centers Help People With Dementia?
People who have dementia, like anyone else, want to be part of a community, interact positively with other people, and contribute to the world around them. Their condition, however, puts them at risk of isolation, depression, and a feeling of overall purposelessness, which tend to exacerbate symptoms.
Taking part in programming at an adult day center, like the amazing days of activities and socialization we offer at Town Square, allows people with cognitive conditions to find connections with others and meaning in their daily lives.