The Village at Sugar Land has announced a new approach to memory care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Inspired by the Montessori method, the new program promotes involvement and independence and reduces behaviors such as wandering and agitation.
More details can be found at https://villageatsugarland.com/memory-care/
Following the announcement, the center’s memory care facility, The Rivers Care Unit, offers residents a daily program of choice-based activities from 9 am to 7 pm. “We focus on what residents can do, not what they can’t do”, said a spokesperson, “Our activities engage the senses to create positive emotions, helping people feel more comfortable and connect to long-term memories.”
Developed at the beginning of the 20th century, Montessori is a well-known education approach that focuses on meeting the holistic needs of children to encourage self-directed learning and nurture independence. Since the 1990s, the approach has become an increasingly popular dementia care intervention, and studies have shown the method to decrease anxiety and improve mood and engagement for patients.
The Village at Sugar Land’s daily programs start with worship sing-alongs followed by a choice of exercise classes such as the parachute game – an activity where participants hold the handles of a parachute to create wave-like motions. The exercise, which can involve making shapes or tossing a ball, helps to build upper body and hand strength and boosts coordination and motor skills. Other physical activities include walking and dancing.
To support word recollection and problem-solving skills, residents can find spelling words, math lessons, and fun science facts sessions on the agenda. Arts and crafts are included for creativity and self-expression, and for entertainment, the memory care facility hosts musical performances and Happy Hour Karaoke.
In addition, The Village at Sugar Land provides a hair salon, manicure, and pedicure service. Community involvement is further enhanced by encouraging residents to take an active role in day-to-day activities such as helping to prepare snacks. Meals are enjoyed together from a menu designed by culinary and clinical experts.
The Village at Sugar Land is a family-run senior living community led by registered nurses with over 30 years of healthcare experience. It provides living spaces with extensive amenities and a wide range of supported living services.
A satisfied client said: “Our family member has been at the Village at Sugar Land for 4 months, and we are so pleased with the care and attention he gets. We have noticed such a wonderful positive change in him since residing here. We couldn’t be happier.”
Interested parties can find more information at https://villageatsugarland.com/memory-care/
The Village at Sugar Land
2100 Village Living Ct
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