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This November Celebrate National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
Date:11/7/2008

s issues. Often in Life's Neighborhood, a smaller more intimate setting represents a large family home of the 1940s to encourage socializing and is a setting they feel comfortable in. Special "Life Skills" stations and Snoezelen techniques are used to help combat the affects of this the disease.

AegisLiving incorporates the Snoezelen (pronounced "snoozlin") philosophy of care into its memory care communities. Snoezelen techniques encourage stimulation as a method of relaxation and redirection allowing for communities to reduce the use of medication to soothe residents. In a Life's Haven room or mobile cart, light, shapes, textures, aromas, music and colors are used to gently stimulate the senses, calming residents into a place they feel secure.

Safety and security are extremely important. At AegisLiving, apartments are designed with systems that ensure residents safety. Communities are designed so residents can enjoy the outdoors and the community but not wander outside of a secure area.

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer's can be extremely difficult. The increased responsibility and emotional burden can easily cause stress and anxiety. This is why AegisLiving takes a neighborhood approach. The tasks of caring for a loved one are shared by a number of dedicated individuals trained in caring for Alzheimer's and dementia. With the knowledge that a loved one is well cared for, a caregiver can enjoy more fulfilling time together and less stress.

About AegisLiving

AegisLiving is a national leader in retirement and assisted living, offering a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today's aging population. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Redmond, Washington privately held AegisLiving operates 34 communities in Washington, California and Nevada. More information about AegisLiving is available at http://www.AegisLiving.com.


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