About

Memory Care

Many of our residents have some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The symptoms and severity vary greatly from person to person. Recognizing the early signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease helps in deciding if your loved one may benefit from living in a residential setting.

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Gateway Living

Memory Care Services

We are dedicated to providing 24-hour a day personal care to residents, assisting them in daily routines and encouraging them to remain as active as possible. Each resident is offered activities to enrich and enjoy their lives while receiving caring and professional assistance. At Gateway Living, you will find a cheerful, family atmosphere where your loved one can truly feel safe and at home.

What We Have to Offer

  • Alzheimer’s Care Unit Endorsement from Aging and People with Disabilities
  • Registered Nurses on duty
  • Social and Recreational activities
  • Security and nurse call systems
  • Beautiful custom-built homes
 

Dementia

Dementia is not a disease itself, but the loss of intellectual functions (such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning) of sufficient severity to interfere with an individual’s daily functioning.

Early-stage signs of Dementia include:

  • Difficulty with basic skills (i.e. balancing a check book)
  • May cover up problems with excuses
  • Begins to forget where they left personal belongings
  • Recognizes that they are forgetting things

Middle-stage signs of Dementia include:

  • Possible Depression and anger        
  • Inability to dress appropriately
  • Difficulty cutting foods
  • Difficulty bathing
  • Difficulty following plots in books and movies.
  • Speaking slowly and in jumbled sentences
  • Inappropriate urination
  • Falling or instability
  • Difficulty recognizing friends or family.

Advanced-stage signs of Dementia include:

  • Incontinence
  • Does not recognize friends and family
  • Speech is limited to single words
  • Loses consciousness
  • Inability to sit up
  • Will continue to respond to touch and affection
  • Ambulation is lost

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease attacking the brain, resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behavior.  While an absolute diagnosis can only be made with an autopsy, advanced testing while alive can usually determine up to 90% likelihood of the disease.

Common symptoms of early Alzheimer’s disease include:

  • Possible Depression and anger        
  • Inability to dress appropriately
  • Difficulty cutting foods
  • Difficulty bathing
  • Difficulty following plots in books and movies.
  • Speaking slowly and in jumbled sentences
  • Inappropriate urination
  • Falling or instability
  • Difficulty recognizing friends or family.

Common signs of advanced Alzheimer’s disease include:

  • Incontinence
  • Does not recognize friends and family
  • Speech is limited to single words
  • Loses consciousness
  • Inability to sit up
  • Will continue to respond to touch and affection
  • Ambulation is lost