Bill Rapp here with the Heartfelt and Hot in Houston Blog, and this is our newest segment: THE BEST MEMORY CARE!
Dementia, and specifically Alzheimer’s, is a serious, growing problem. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia. As Houston’s senior population continues to grow (22% growth between 2013 and 2017), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment. THE BEST MEMORY CARE!
In Houston, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease rose 134.7% between 2013 and 2017. To put that in perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 12.71%, showing that Alzheimer’s is a growing concern in the region. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is similar lower than the rest of the nation (5.61% in Houston vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).
To help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive impairment find the support and care their loved ones need, we applied our unique methodology and spent dozens of hours researching senior living communities in Houston. In addition to an overview of the communities’ best features, this guide highlights the best memory care facilities in the city, and gives information about pricing, types of care provided, residents’ reviews, and more.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.
As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.
In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle. THE BEST MEMORY CARE!
The inspiration for today’s edition came from this original article: https://www.memorycare.com/houston-tx-facilities/
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