Memory loss is one of the most challenging problems for the elderly and their families. But it’s important to understand the difference between normal age-related memory loss and more serious health conditions. Dealing with memory loss requires many lifestyle changes, and many times, families turn to assisted living retirement communities for help.
Age-Related Memory Loss
Forgetfulness is a common symptom of aging. As your brain gets older, it can have trouble making connections that were once automatic. Infrequent instances of memory loss, like misplacing belongings, forgetting or confusing names, or missing appointments, are normal. As this becomes more frequent and frustrating, many elderly people enjoy a more structured, scheduled, and consistent lifestyle in a retirement community.
Memory Loss Conditions
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and other dementia-related conditions are also common in the elderly. These more serious health problems affect the lives of those suffering from them as well as their entire family. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s directly affect the brain and how it functions, making it progressively more challenging to live life outside of an assisted living retirement community.
Dealing with Memory Loss
Most families are unable to provide the care someone with serious memory loss requires. Elderly people with memory loss need full-time help to live a normal life. In assisted living, constant care is provided to ensure those with memory loss don’t forget meals, medication, appointments, or activities. Care in a retirement community also helps the elderly with memory loss stay active, busy, and social.
If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with memory loss, consider the benefits of active senior living in a retirement community. At San Clemente Villas by the Sea, we offer independent living, assisted living, and special memory care. At our West Indies Extended Care Unit, residents get the benefit of full-time professional care in an environment developed with safety and protection in mind. We also offer physical and mental exercise programs that keep seniors active and help improve memory. Learn more about our beautiful retirement resort by calling (949) 485-4028 today.