memory care

individualized care

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
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal Laundry Service (included)
  • Bathing and Dressing Assistance
  • Incontinence Care
  • Secured Environment
  • Fall Protection Monitoring
  • Wireless Emergency Response System

MEAL SCHEDULE

Using the freshest and healthiest foods, we create meals that are both delicious and designed to suit your specific needs. See our full calendar here.

Memory Care activity calendar

We offer a number of quality activities to choose from that will suit your specific interests. Activities are carefully planned and carried out full-time Monday thru Saturday. See our full calendar here.

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.

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease

cause not fully understood, treatable but progressive

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia

cause impaired blood flow to the brain (stroke, infection), progressive

Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia

caused by lewy bodies ( abnormal proteins) in the brain, progressive

Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia

cause not fully understood, progressive

Infections/Immune disorders

Infections/Immune disorders

various causes, reversible with treatment of underlying disorder

Metabolic/Endocrine disorders

Metabolic/Endocrine disorders

various causes, reversible with treatment of underlying disorder

Nutritional deficiencies

Nutritional deficiencies

vitamin B-12, B-6, thiamin, and/or dehydration, reversible

Adverse reaction to medication

Adverse reaction to medication

single medications or combinations of medications, reversible

Metabolic/Endocrine disorders

Metabolic/Endocrine disorders

various causes, reversible with treatment of underlying disorder

poisoning

poisoning

lead and/or pesticides, reversible

Anoxia/Hypoxia

Anoxia/Hypoxia

lack of oxygen in brain or tissues and/or exposure to CO2, not always treatable

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus

too much spinal fluid in brain, treatable but unlikely reversible

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.

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