As our loved ones age, some memory loss is expected. In fact, losses in memory, processing speed, and attention are totally normal as the years progress. Some people will experience profound memory loss, however — the type that is associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. As these diseases progress, it will become more difficult for them to care for themselves, and you will need to consider long-term care solutions.
One option is memory care, a specialized type of assisted living for people suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, and other types of progressive memory loss. When our loved ones need care that we can no longer provide, assisted living or continuing care communities are safe places that can help.