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June 23, 2023

The Parkway Senior Living Debunks Myths Surrounding Memory Care

Category: Dementia Resources

Author: Kiralin Maiorino, Memory Care Director

There are several myths surrounding memory care, the specialized attention for individuals with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It’s important to debunk these myths to promote a better understanding of memory care by providing accurate information to help families find the right level of care at the right time for their loved ones.

Living in Memory Care Neighborhoods does not take away the independence of those living with dementia. We encourage independence for all individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s. We provide purposeful activities and assist through verbal and/or physical cues. Most importantly, we create a space of patience and understanding through family education and empathy.

Our Memory Care Neighborhoods are never boring. We utilize engagement plans for each of our residents to tailor to their specific interests, hobbies, dislikes, and preferred routine. We work towards helping them find their home with us.

Memory Care is not just for the elderly population. Dementia and Alzheimer’s does not care about age, ethnicity, or background, and it can affect anyone at any age. Individuals moving into our Memory Care Neighborhood typically take several weeks to adjust to their new surroundings and routines. The Neighborhood most often improves their quality of life and we see more people maintain their independence for much longer.

As the Memory Care Director at The Parkway Senior Living, I hope this information helps provide a better picture of an Arrow Memory Care Neighborhood. It is important to gather accurate data to dispel myths and make informed decisions regarding memory care for yourself or a loved one. Arrow Senior Living Memory Care Neighborhoods are full of life and joy. They are a place where individuals living with dementia can thrive and feel purposeful. Interested in learning more? We invite you to come see for yourself!

The Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near St. Mary’s Medical Center and St. Luke’s Eastwith convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Adams Point Golf Course, KC Royals Stadum, KC Chiefs Stadium, Sporting KC, KC Comets, KC Mavericks, Adams Dairy Landing, and Blue Springs Parks, Trails, and Lakes .

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