Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia, is a severe neorological disorder which is a slowly progressive, acquired impairment of intellectual functions. Alzheimer's is a term used to describe a group of brain disorders that cause memory loss and decline in mental function, over time.
Oakview Terrace Nursing Home has two 10-bed dementia care units, Northview and Southview. These units are for residents who have a diagnosis of Alzheimers. The units are designed to be a safe, secure environment for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and/or related dementias.
The concept of "person-centered care" allows staff to focus on each individual's unique set of life circumstances. With person centered care, a staff goal is to work toward developing the individuality and interests of each resident. Staff allows each resident to set his or her own schedule in regards to eating, sleeping, or rising in the morning. An Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the FRHS conference room from 4:30 - 5:30. This group is for family members who are caring for someone with Alzheimers disease. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 605-925-2108. The Alzheimers Support Group has been suspended during the winter months and will resume the second half of 2014.
"I do not know what is going on, but it seems Alzheimers stops where creativity begins." Stated by a person living with Alzheimers Disease after creating art.