Posted: February 6, 2020
If you have a loved one living with dementia, be it your spouse, your parent or even a neighbor, we consider you to be living with dementia too. We view dementia as a whole community disease.
Our Rhythms Dementia Philosophy and Program recognized that dementia changes the way a person experiences the world around them, our job is to create environments where each person can navigate the world successfully and create worlds where life is worth living. It can be a daunting task if you are trying to navigate the dementia journey alone. We are here to help with personalized care and services that celebrate your loved one. We strive to match the natural rhythms of each person’s life, as often as that changes, while on the dementia journey.
We do not believe that a disease diagnosis defines someone living with dementia and we focus on what is still possible, not on what has been lost.
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We understand that dementia effects more than the mind, it is a whole body disease, therefore we train team members in communication, disease process, how to approach someone living with dementia and much, much more. One-size-fits-all programs are not effective. Rhythms Dementia provides a tailored, unique approach crafted after getting to know each individual. This program uses techniques including music, arts, validation to meet residents’ needs, and encourages family and friends to be active participants.
We know that environment, often more than the disease process itself, causes the majority of distress for those living with dementia. Our memory support neighborhood was designed for optimal support, use of soothing technology and colors to support and comfort for older adults living with dementia.