FAQ: Memory Care

4 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Stressful for Your Loved One with Dementia

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Imagine walking into a crowded room. It’s loud. Music’s playing. Kids are runnin…

What are Advance Directives? And Why Do You Need Them No Matter What Your Age?

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Unless you’re ill or of a certain age, you probably haven’t completed advance di…

The Birches Presents “Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease”

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches When you think about Alzheimer’s disease, you probably picture someone in her 80…

Art Therapy Program Gives A Voice to Residents with Dementia

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Imagine this… You want to express a thought or feeling but you can’t remember th…

An Insightful Lob by Bob: How Dementia Friendly Are We?

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine The elderly gentl…

Lasting Family Connections Keep The Birches Community Strong…and Encore’s Pond Green

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches When Mike Butler moved to The Birches Assisted Living’s memory care neighborhood…

What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and Dementia

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches You probably know that physical inactivity, smoking and poor eating habits incre…

Answers to Alzheimer’s Mysteries are Elusive

Written by Jim Curto, the chief executive and founder of The Birches Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dement…

As Memory Fades, Creativity Blossoms in Birches Memory Care Neighborhood

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches People with dementia gradually lose their memory. But for many, as memories fade…

The Magic Bullet for Dementia: Could It Be Something Other Than a Pill?

Written by Jim Curto, the chief executive and founder of The Birches Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Disease (“AD”) is the most common type of …