Memory care community

Simplified definition

A unit specially designed for people with Alzheimer’s, or other types of dementia, and memory issues.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“[…] A special type of senior housing designed to meet the unique needs of adults who have Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia.”

Source: SeniorHousingNet. Alzheimer’s Care. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022].

Context

“Overall, the activities at a memory care community may be similar to what you would find in other residential facilities, but with some slight adjustments to keep people with cognitive impairment engaged and content.”

Source: Caring.com. Memory Care Facilities. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Note

  • People in a memory care community are generally assisted by a team of several professionals who are trained in the management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. They make patients feel at home while providing them specific care.

Synonym(s)

Memory care facility

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