People with dementia gradually lose their memory. But for many, as memories fade, creativity blossoms.
Research shows that creative abilities stay intact for people with dementia, and that creative activities can even improve their memories and moods. That’s why more and more senior living communities are using creative endeavors as a therapeutic tool for residents.
In The Birches Assisted Living’s memory care neighborhood Encore, residents can choose from a variety of creative activities, including painting, drawing, singing and flower-arranging. But the latest artistic offering in Encore is more unusual (and perhaps more challenging) for people with dementia—writing poetry.
Residents in our memory care neighborhood Encore may deal with memory impairments, but that doesn’t mean their physical abilities aren’t up to par. A recent mobility review in Encore showed that Encore residents are getting stronger and healthier in many ways.
Residents in our Encore and Assisted Living neighborhoods participate in these mobility reviews every so often to see how their physical health, stamina and mobility is changing. And it appears, Encore residents’ physical strength and abilities have changed mostly for the better over the past year.
If you are in search of assisted living care in a secure, cozy, family-like atmosphere where you can live as independent a lifestyle as possible, then call us today and find out why The Birches is What You’ve Been Looking For...