Taking Care of Seniors Living With Memory Conditions

As always, seniors deserve our love and respect! That being said; taking care of seniors who suffer from dementia and other conditions can be a daunting task. In this course Tierra Thornton will share her knowlege. Her specialty is memory care and she has plenty of wisdom to share!

  • Tierre Thornton works as the Executive Director at Season’s Memory Care
  • Tierre is involved in the long term care industry
  • Tierre specializes in memory care
  • Memory care communities specialize in diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • The elderly come from a wide range of professions
  • Caregiving staff range from doctors to chefs
  • Start by visiting the PCP
  • PCP stands for Primary Care Physician
  • The PCP will schedule a follow up 
  • Memory care and long term care come hand in hand
  • Sometimes caregivers have to have hard conversations with family
  • Grandparents are often motivating factors for caregivers in memory care
  • Behaviors vary by individual
  • Repetitive stories are common
  • Try to redirect without correcting
  • Symptoms can include leaving items in random areas
  • Sometimes symptoms are signs of aging not of disease
  • Some residents even think they have to go to work after being retired for 10 years
  • Keeping patients with memory problems engaged is important
  • If you lose engagement then the patient won’t listen to you
  • Try to keep the patient using their mind