What’s the Difference Between Alzheimers & Dementia?

The Hearth offers effective and compassionate memory care for any residents who need it. However, loss of cognitive abilities comes from a range of conditions, and present with different symptoms.

For example, the terms Alzheimers Disease and Dementia are often used interchangeably, but they mean different things. Dementia is a descriptor for a range of symptoms affecting the brain and impairing the ability to think and process. These symptoms can develop due to a number of conditions. One of the conditions that causes Dementia is Alzheimers Disease.

Our memory care services are customized to the needs of each resident. Whether they are living with Alzheimers, or another form of Dementia, we treat our residents with the highest level of care, patience, and compassion.

The Mosher-Gardens Method

We take a unique and holistic approach to memory care. Using the Mosher-Gardens Method, we work to lower stress levels, reduce the need for sleep and behavioral medication, promote feelings of joy and a sense of purpose, and make visits with family and friends more pleasant for everyone.

The Mosher-Gardens Method encourages intentional social interactions one-on-one, in small groups, and in larger groups. We help residents feel connected through structured activities in a variety of safe settings. Maintaining structure is important, as it helps residents hold their grasp on the passage of time. We find that celebrating seasonal events, holidays, and birthdays is also an effective tool to keep our residents in touch with the world around them.

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