Family members of our residents with memory loss occasionally ask us if their loved one remembers a visit after they have left. Others wonder if it is worthwhile to continue visiting their loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many residents at memory care facilities in Waupaca may appear to forget about their visitors as soon as they have walked away––but the reality is more complex.
In this article, we’ll explain why visiting your loved one at a Waupaca memory care facility is profoundly significant.
Stay a Little Longer
Visits from friends and family help your loved one relax and enjoy themselves. Visits have the potential to improve their mood and reduce the frustration common to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Even if they can’t recount the time they spent with you to their next visitor, the positive emotional effect of your visit can last long after you have left the building.
Symptoms Can Be Deceiving
If your loved one is unable to remember your name after your fifth visit in a week, it would be easy to assume that your time with them is unfruitful. However, the inability to remember your name is not necessarily equivalent to not knowing you. They may recognize you even though they can’t place who you are or recall your name. Don’t judge someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia by the same standard you would anyone else.
Your Loved One is Still There
If you care enough to keep visiting someone in a Waupaca Memory Care community, you most likely have a special shared history. Your loved one is still incredibly valuable and important despite their health issues. One of the ways you can demonstrate this is by spending time with them.
Don’t Give Up!
Some days it can be challenging and emotionally taxing to continue visiting a loved one at a memory care facility in Waupaca. Nonetheless––your visit matters—your time matters. Even if your loved one does forget your visit quickly after you leave, that doesn’t mean you wasted your time.
If your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia needs more care than they receive at home or at an assisted living community in Waupaca, don’t take them just anywhere. At Park Vista – The Legacy, we specialize in memory care––catering to the needs of those with moderate to severe dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Park Vista – The Legacy
Many options are available if you are looking for a Waupaca assisted living facility. The Legacy goes a step beyond traditional assisted living facilities to ensure your loved one with memory problems gets the exact kind of care they need. Our residents enjoy private rooms, private bathrooms, housekeeping and laundry services, wellness and educational programs, live entertainment, home-cooked meals, and more.
Call us at: (715) 942-0047
Park Vista – The Legacy
1403 Churchill St.