At Ashford we can service all the needs of dementia patients. Our memory care community is specially designed for dementia patients. The community features private rooms for the comfort of the residents and their families, spacious common areas, and highly skilled staff around the clock. Additionally our memory care community has a full-time activities program Monday thru Saturday carried out by staff that only work in activities while the cargivers focus on resident care.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY ASHFORD
- Medication Assistance
- Meal Preparation
- Personal Laundry Service (included)
- Bathing and Dressing Assistance
- Incontinence Care
- Secured Environment
- Fall Protection Monitoring
- Wireless Emergency Response System
Types of Dementia
Because of awareness campaigns just about everyone has heard of Alzheimer’s disease however most people think dementia is Alzheimer’s and vice versa. Actually, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia. Dementia has multiple causes and is defined as damage to the brain’s nerve cells which can happen by a variety of causes. Some dementia is reversible others are called progressive which means they worsen over time. Most forms of dementia can be treated to help slow the progression, however, which makes having the right memory care for the patient is crucial to their long-term prognosis.
There are other medical conditions which are link to dementia: Huntington’s disease, an inherited condition in which causes neurological cells to waste away; traumatic brain injury, repeated blows to the head typically from sports; Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease which be inherited or contracted by exposure to infected tissues; and Parkinson’s disease, which is caused by a lack of dopamine and the destruction of the basal ganglia of the brain. However, dementia is considered a secondary diagnosis with these medical conditions.
If you or a loved one are in need of memory care services in Salt Lake or Utah County we hope you will consider Ashford. Please contact us today for more information.