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When Is the Right Time for Memory Care?

Alzheimer’s, the most common dementia diagnosis, causes changes that tend to occur gradually. This can make it difficult for a family member, significant others or caregivers to determine when a person with dementia needs a higher level of care. Caring for someone with a dementia diagnosis can be a rewarding and challenging experience. It can …

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Is Memory Care at The Stayton Right for Your Loved One?

While some minor cognitive decline can be a normal part of aging, that doesn’t make it any less scary or frustrating — whether you experience it yourself or witness it in a loved one. At The Stayton, we offer regular brain-stimulating programming to help challenge our residents and serve healthy and delicious meals in our …

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Activities for Seniors With Dementia that Will Give Them a Sense of Purpose

What are the right activities for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Finding the best activities for family members with dementia can offer sensory stimulation and the opportunity to connect with others while helping older adults feel productive. The main obstacles to overcome for people living with dementia are depression and …

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Music & Memory Program Helps Resident with Dementia Relive Lost Experiences

When Delmar Caskey slips on the earphones to his iPod Shuffle, the music jogs his memory back to his country and western two-stepping days. Caskey, a resident of The Stayton, a retirement community, was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. Now he is experiencing lost memories through MUSIC & MEMORY, a personalized music therapy …

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