Thoughtfully designed apartments and environments. An innovative approach to daily life. Nurturing, researched-based programming. That’s how we support our residents struggling with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
We’re building 24 new memory care apartments here in Colorado Springs. Residents will be part of Landmarks for Living®, a program designed to increase self-esteem in a purposeful environment. It emphasizes familiar schedules, promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments. Your loved one gets the individualized support needed to spend each day in a positive and fulfilling manner.
Our memory care community utilizes MUSIC & MEMORY®, a program grounded in extensive neuroscience research about how brains respond to music. Personalized playlists trigger memories of lyrics and the experience connected to the music. This program helps loved ones struggling with a wide range of physical and cognitive impairments to connect music with long-term memory.
Memory care at Aberdeen Ridge will be open for direct admittance and include:
- Family-style dining room
- Comfortable, warm living areas
- Access to spa services
- Secure outdoor garden courtyard
- Landmarks for Living®
- MUSIC & MEMORY®
- Assistance with personal care
- Chef-prepared meals and snacks
- Individualized social activities
- Secure environment
- On-site 24/7 licensed nursing staff
If you have questions about our dementia care program or want to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. At Aberdeen Ridge, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of respect and care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduce confusion and provide complete security around-the-clock. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, memory care at Aberdeen Ridge will bring pleasant and peaceful days. For more information about our continuum of care, read our blog.
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.