Named after Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and one of the most debilitating illnesses. Alzheimer's is degenerative and there is no cure for this disease. Some common characteristics of Alzheimer's disease are confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, and long-term memory loss. For those with Alzheimer's in Atlanta, some residential choices include Atlanta's senior housing and assisted living facilities, which are equipped to care for seniors in Atlanta who suffer from Alzheimer's. In addition, Georgia's assisted living facilities and nursing homes must inform interested parties about the special care units and mental care units that they have for seniors in Atlanta who suffer from Alzheimer's. To reduce the onset of mental degeneration, seniors in Atlanta are encouraged to engage in mental stimulation, exercise, and eat a balanced diet.

The Atlanta Senior Resources Directory is the most comprehensive, fully researched and human-verified senior guide in the Metro Atlanta area. Provided free of charge to the public and professionals alike, it is filled with extensive resources useful to Atlanta area seniors, their families and caregivers. Some of the senior information resources are: Atlanta senior housing, Atlanta retirement living, Atlanta assisted living and personal care homes, Atlanta nursing homes, Atlanta hospice care, Atlanta in-patient hospice, Atlanta senior health care, Atlanta Alzheimer's and memory care, Atlanta home health care, Atlanta private home care, Metro Atlanta hospitals, classes, senior activities, adult day care, assistance, referral services, and much more.

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 Atlanta Assisted Living | Alzheimer's, Dementia & Memory Care

Alzheimer's Special Care or Memory Care Units (SCUs) exist to better meet the special needs of residents with memory problems, such as Alzheimer's and dementia. More than 50 percent of residents in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes have some form of memory, dementia, Alzheimer's, or cognitive impairment, and that number is increasing every day.

Until recently, facilities did not have to meet any specific standards to care for patients with memory, dementia or Alzheimer's, beyond the nursing home standards to which all nursing homes are held, in order to promote themselves as being Special Care Units. The Alzheimer's Association supports the enactment of state legislation regarding the disclosure of claims made by facilities relative to their Alzheimer's special care units. Currently, 27 states, including Georgia, have legislation requiring Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities to tell exactly what specialized services their SCU provides, including a trained staff, specialized activities, ability of staff to care for residents with behavioral needs and what fees they charge.

In the Senior Resources Directory, to be coded as providing Memory Care, an Assisted Living Community must maintain a "locked" environment to protect against wandering.

In the SRD, Personal Care Homes are coded if they provide "early-stage" memory care, since they generally do not have locked environments and cannot be licensed to care for those who wander.

Communities that provide pro-active memory care for Alzheimer's and dementia can be of great benefit to those who suffer from this debilitating and insidious disease, often times slowing the progression of the disease. Investigate all your options in the Senior Resources Directory.

Belmont Village Senior Living
Belmont Village Senior Living has both Independent and Assisted Living communities that help residents get the most out of life. Belmont Village specializes in Alzheimer, Dementia, and long-term care for seniors.
Hearthstone at Presbyterian Village
A recognized leader in senior care, Presbyterian Homes of Georgia now offers a cutting-edge Memory Support Assisted Living Center at Presbyterian Village in Austell, Georgia.
Park Springs • A Life Plan Community
Park Springs is Atlanta’s premier Life Plan Community. We offer resort-style living and a full continuum of care services all in the same community. Have fun and enjoy wellness at every stage here at Park Springs.
Phoenix Senior Living
The commitment of each one of our communities is to provide residents and families with meaningful and personalized experiences from their very first interaction ~ to LIVE, LAUGH and LEARN.
Presbyterian Village Austell
Moving to the Presbyterian Village in Austell is more than changing addresses; it’s joining a caring community. We have all the amenities and services you expect, but the number one benefit of living at Presbyterian Village is ...
Sterling Estates of East & West Cobb
Come LIVE the Sterling Life in an adorable, modern, hassle-free Independent cottage, or in a well-appointed apartment, or experience the highest quality in assisted living and memory care. Owners live in Cobb County!

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