At Devon Gables, we are very proud of our secured Special Care Unit, which features services designed to meet the particular needs of our residents with Alzheimer's.
A full range of activities are provided by specially-trained personnel, with a focus on the fun side of life; things we all like to do. Our goal is to provide activities that compliment the lifestyles of the individuals we serve. We encourage the addition of personal belongings in the Facility setting and there can be no true substitutes for family involvement.
We understand Alzheimer's Disease can have a devastating impact on entire families. When we formulate a treatment plan for Alzheimer's patients, we make sure their families are part of the process. We're always striving to make sure our Alzheimer's patients are treated with the care, respect and compassion we'd all want if placed in this heartbreaking situation.
The most disconcerting thing about memory for someone with Alzheimer's disease is that what it knows today may be gone tomorrow as if it never existed. At Devon Gables, we create Bio' books that recall all the characteristics of our residents. A full life existed for these people in our care, favorite foods, a former occupation, hobbies etc can be found in these memory books so we can communicate in a meaningful way.
Learn the 10 signs of Alzheimer's
Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer's, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality