Avalon Memory Care believes in taking a whole new
approach in caring for those with Alzheimer's Disease
and related dementias.

Maintaining Healthy Relationships as You Get Older

Senior Couple Walking In Park

Maintaining healthy relationships is important at every stage of life. However, it is particularly important for seniors because social engagement can slow the progression of cognitive decline and improve quality of life. In fact, high-quality Alzheimer’s care programs include social activities and other recreational options specifically for these reasons. If you have been finding it difficult to remain socially engaged, it may be time to move to an Alzheimer’s care location. Dementia care locations offer pleasant environments in which you can make new friends and enjoy various activities.

Understanding the Barriers to Social Engagement
Isolation is a common problem for older adults, particularly those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As you grow older, you may find it physically difficult to get out of the house or perhaps social activities simply do not appeal to you any longer. You may also find that your social network shrinks as you grow older because your family members move away and your friends pass away.

Growing Your Social Network
Look for ways of growing your social network by joining a garden club or book club. These provide excellent opportunities for meeting new people who share similar interests as you. If your Alzheimer’s symptoms do not yet prevent you from doing so, you may also wish to consider volunteering in your community.

Moving to a Memory Care Location
Even if you are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and do not feel that you need full-time assistance, it may be beneficial for you to move to a memory care location. Not only will your medical and personal needs be taken care of within a safe environment; you will also enjoy the company of other adults of a similar age range.

Avalon Memory Care provides a dynamic, stimulating environment for seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our Alzheimer’s care services include meaningful social and recreational opportunities to improve the quality of life for seniors. If you are looking for a memory care location that offers a home-like environment, call our Dallas or Fort Worth locations at (214) 752-7050 to arrange a visit.

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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors with Dementia

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Brain Games for Seniors with Dementia

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Starting the Conversation about Alzheimer's Care

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Alzheimer's and Dementia

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Healthy Eating for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease

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Gift Ideas for Elderly Loved Ones with Dementia

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Helping Children Understand Dementia

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