Restoring Hope: Supporting Memory Care Patients with the Gift of Music

Music is the universal language. For people with memory issues, it’s often a gift beyond words. Millions of aging Americans in senior care communities are living with memory challenges. Despite the best efforts of caretakers and loved ones, the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) often lack connection. An innovation called Music & Memory™, launched in …

Empowerment: Taking a New Approach to Dementia

Part 2: Seeking the solutions Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias (ADRD) is an intricate process. As we explored in our previous blog, poor outcomes, such as too many hospitalizations, negative behaviors, and overuse of psychotropic medications, have been pervasive. Innovators in memory care services are taking new approaches to ADRD focused on person-centered care, improved …

Empowerment: Taking a New Approach to Dementia

Part 1: Confronting the challenges It’s a force to be reckoned with. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are debilitating conditions that impair memory, interfere with thought processes, and limit day-to-day functioning. As the disease continues to surge—affecting more than five million Americans and as many as 16 million by 2050—the nation is seeking new ways to care for people …