About

Memory Care

All of our residents have some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The symptoms and severity vary greatly from person to person. Recognizing the early signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease helps in deciding if your loved one may benefit from living in a residential setting.

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Gateway Gardens

Memory Care Services

We are dedicated to providing 24-hour a day personal care to residents, assisting them in daily routines and encouraging them to remain as active as possible.  Each resident is offered activities to enrich and enjoy their lives while receiving caring and professional assistance.  At Gateway Gardens, you will find a cheerful, family atmosphere where your loved one can truly feel safe and at home.

What We Have to Offer

  • Social and Recreational activities
  • Beautiful custom-built homes
  • Alzheimer’s Care Unit Endorsement from Aging and People with Disabilities
  • Registered Nurses on duty
  • Security and nurse call systems
 

Dementia

Dementia is not a disease itself, but the loss of intellectual functions (such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning) of sufficient severity to interfere with an individual’s daily functioning.

Early-stage signs of Dementia include:

  • May cover up problems with excuses
  • Difficulty with basic skills (i.e. balancing a check book)
  • Recognizes that they are forgetting things
  • Begins to forget where they left personal belongings

Middle-stage signs of Dementia include:

  • Difficulty bathing
  • Difficulty cutting foods
  • Difficulty following plots in books and movies.
  • Possible Depression and anger        
  • Inability to dress appropriately
  • Difficulty recognizing friends or family.
  • Speaking slowly and in jumbled sentences
  • Inappropriate urination
  • Falling or instability

Advanced-stage signs of Dementia include:

  • Incontinence
  • Ambulation is lost
  • Loses consciousness
  • Does not recognize friends and family
  • Inability to sit up
  • Will continue to respond to touch and affection
  • Speech is limited to single words

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease attacking the brain, resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behavior.  While an absolute diagnosis can only be made with an autopsy, advanced testing while alive can usually determine up to 90% likelihood of the disease.

Common symptoms of early Alzheimer’s disease include:

  • Difficulty recognizing friends or family.
  • Speaking slowly and in jumbled sentences
  • Possible Depression and anger        
  • Inability to dress appropriately
  • Difficulty bathing
  • Difficulty following plots in books and movies.
  • Inappropriate urination
  • Falling or instability
  • Difficulty cutting foods

Common signs of advanced Alzheimer’s disease include:

  • Speech is limited to single words
  • Will continue to respond to touch and affection
  • Incontinence
  • Ambulation is lost
  • Does not recognize friends and family
  • Loses consciousness
  • Inability to sit up