The Complete Memory Care & Dementia Guide
for Seniors

About Sinceri’s Meaningful Moments® Memory Care Communities

At Sinceri Senior Living, we are dedicated to providing specialized care specifically tailored to each resident’s unique needs throughout the aging experience. Our primary focus is our Alzheimer’s specialty care centers. The mental demands of those struggling with Alzheimer’s disease can take over the emotional needs. But at Sinceri Senior Living, we keep the emotional needs and feelings of your loved one at the very center of what we do.

Our exclusive Meaningful Moments® program, founded upon innovation and education, is specifically designed to help meet the needs of those residents with memory loss by helping them to bond with caregivers through an exploratory and scientifically-proven approach to relationship building. Read more.

The 5 Cornerstones of Sinceri’s Meaningful Moments® Memory Care Program

Meaningful Moments focuses on engaging our residents where they are, allowing them to function safely within their environment at their highest possible potential. We achieve Meaningful Moments with all of our residents through the five cornerstones of our program. Read more.

What Is Personalized Memory Care?

What makes a good memory care program? Personalization is key. Here are some other features a good personalized memory care program should include. Read more.

The Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease to Know

Many people think that Alzheimer’s disease is all about memory loss. And while it is a significant symptom of the disease, it’s not the only one. In addition to memory loss, people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may experience some of the following symptoms. Read more.

5 Tips for Visiting Someone with Dementia in Memory Care

If a friend or loved one has dementia, spending meaningful time with them can be a challenge. Maybe they forget things you’ve discussed only minutes before. Maybe they’re becoming less communicative, or their behavior is becoming erratic. You may even wonder whether they appreciate your visits at all. Here are 5 tips for visiting with them. Read more.

Signs My Parent in Assisted Living May Have Dementia

Is a parent or older loved one constantly repeating themselves, forgetting what was said only minutes before? Has their behavior changed? Do they not seem like themselves, perhaps becoming socially withdrawn or flying off the handle much more than usual? Or are they just not looking after themselves like they used to? These may be signs of dementia. Read more.

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Home Monitoring Devices for Early-Stage Dementia

Home monitoring systems are increasingly being designed with the safety of people with dementia in mind. Many providers now offer a variety of devices that allow you to unobtrusively monitor your parent’s activity on a smartphone app, something that can give you peace of mind if you’re concerned about them living on their own. Read more.

Slowly Losing the Person You Know: Grief and Dementia

With dementia, feelings of loss are present from the moment of diagnosis – for the person with the disease and the people close to them. It’s often referred to as anticipatory grief. Sometimes it’s called ambiguous loss. That’s because the person with dementia is still physically present, but they may not be mentally and emotionally present in the same way they were before. Read more.

Senior Living Options When One Spouse Has Dementia and the Other Doesn’t

When a spouse has dementia, it can become increasingly difficult for the other spouse to look after them at home. Living someplace where there’s 24-hour supervision is a safer alternative, but does that mean the couple would be living apart? Not necessarily. Here are some options to consider. Read more.

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Dementia, Sleep, and Getting Through the Night

According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 25% of people with mild to moderate dementia have a sleep disturbance. That number rises to 50% for people with severe dementia. What can you do to help someone with dementia sleep at night? Here are a few suggestions. Read more.

Helping Memory Care Staff to Get to Know Your Parent with Dementia

When a parent or older loved one moves to memory care you may be concerned that they’ll be a stranger to everyone there. The caregivers and staff won’t know their life story like you do. You may also be worried that their word-finding difficulty or memory problems or other symptoms of dementia will make it difficult for them to talk clearly about their life, their family, their preferences, and other things that are important to them. Here are ways to help the memory care staff get to know your loved one. Read more.

My Parent with Dementia Is Struggling in Assisted Living – Is Memory Care the Answer?

If a loved one in an assisted living community is starting to struggle with basic daily tasks, having difficulty communicating, their behavior has become unpredictable or volatile, or they’ve taken to wandering off the property on their own and getting lost, they may need the extra help a memory care community can provide. Read more.

Tips to Be Prepared if a Loved One with Dementia Wanders

The risks associated with an older adult wandering away and becoming lost are very real, that’s why it’s important to be prepared in the event of it happening and to manage the risk in the first place. Read more.

Trying to Convince Your Parent with Dementia to Move to Memory Care

Even if a move to a memory care community is the best solution for a loved one with dementia, it’s only natural to have second thoughts. You’re probably feeling a lot of different emotions. Guilt and frustration may be among them. Here’s how to manage your own doubts and prepare yourself for the conversation with your loved one. Read more.

Finding the Right Dementia Care Home for Your Parent

Looking for a dementia care home for your parent? It can be hard to make sense of all the different choices when you’re looking for a dementia care community for your mom or dad. Here are your basic choices explained. Plus, 14 questions you should ask. Read more.

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3 Ways to Pay for Dementia Care

At first glance, memory care may seem unaffordable since traditional Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance don’t cover the fees. But does that mean your parent can’t afford it? Not necessarily. Here are a few other ways to offset the costs. Read more.

How to Talk to a Person with Alzheimer’s or Other Types of Dementia: 5 Tips

Communicating with a parent, spouse, or friend who’s been losing their memory because of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be challenging. They may constantly repeat themselves. Or tell you things you know aren’t correct. Or pretend to understand you when they really don’t. It’s easy to get frustrated with them. Here are some tips to help you communicate more effectively with them. Read more.

Brain Health: Ways to Encourage Nutrition at Home

Nutrition plays a large role in brain health and wellness. Sinceri’s Meaningful Moments® Signature Dining Cornerstone embraces brain health by combining brain-healthy snacks with physical wellbeing. Read more.

Brain Health: Ways to Keep Your Senior Loved One Hydrated

It can be difficult to get a loved one with dementia to consume enough water throughout the day to keep them hydrated. Diseases like Alzheimer’s can cause changes to taste buds and the ability to recognize when they are thirsty. It is critical that your loved one stays well hydrated. Here are possible causes and tips to assist you. Read more.

Brain Health: Wellness and Social Interaction

The brain is stimulated through purposeful activities such as social interaction, spiritual well-being, nutrition, mental stimulation, and physical exercise. These activities improve cognition and strengthen neuro-synaptic connections (talk between neurons) and are incorporated into Sinceri’s Meaningful Moments® memory care programming. Read more.

Brain Health: Purposeful Programming and Memory Care

Sinceri’s Meaningful Moments® memory care is purposeful, meaningful memory care program made up of scheduled and nonscheduled programs that support the whole person. Programming is everything a resident engages in from the moment he or she wakes up in the morning until the time they fall asleep for the night. It also includes personal care, interactions and conversations with others, independent activities, engagement in lifetime experiences, and even quiet times. Read more.

When to Make Decisions for Someone with Dementia… and When Not to

It can be tempting to assume that because someone has Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, they’re not capable of making their own decisions. The trouble is it’s not always true. So, how do you know when to step in and when not to? Read more.

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