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With spring in the air and the warm weather months fast approaching, many of us are looking forward to the carefree days of summer – sun-filled days, vacation trips and backyard picnics with family and friends.
“However, if you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia,” Sharon Major, Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr in Bryn Mawr, PA,says, “summer is also a time that requires extra vigilance and awareness.”
“Hot summer days can bring special dangers, such as heat stroke, to loved ones and it is highly important to become knowledgeable about them so you can take proper steps to prevent them. Because individuals with dementia typically lose their sensory abilities, they may be unaware that they are overheated, dehydrated or getting seriously burned.
“Fortunately, there are several safety measures you can use to protect your loved one’s health and enable them to enjoy their summer days as well!”
Experts on the subject, including the Alzheimer’s Association and professional sources such as the Mayo Clinic, provide helpful advice for keeping your loved one safe from harm.
Adds Sharon, “By being aware of the risks and applying these helpful tips, you can help ensure your loved one’s well-being and enable them to enjoy some summer fun.”
More than a homelike haven for exceptional memory care services, Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr also serves as an important educational resource for at-home caregivers. We invite you to view our monthly articles and tips on memory care regularly. They are there to make your life as a caregiver easier and to improve the quality of care you offer to your loved one.
If you have comments or questions about our blog, we’d love to hear from you. We also encourage you to share any of your caregiving experiences in our comments section.
Loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments require specialized care and support. They also deserve a lifestyle rich in dignity and fulfillment. Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr provides residents with Engaging Days and Meaningful Moments that emphasize individual abilities, encourage socialization and promote the highest level of independence possible. We offer a complete continuum of leading-edge programs, services and amenities that address the total physical, emotional and social needs of residents in a caring setting that offers individual suites with large private baths and the comforts of home. Our community touches hearts and changes lives.
Memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another form of memory impairment doesn’t only affect the person who has it – it affects the entire family.
If you have a loved one with early- to mid-stage memory loss, you know how challenging it can be to provide the care that’s needed while trying to maintain balance in your life. As care needs increase, you may not be able to meet them physically or emotionally. It’s often difficult to be available to care for your loved one’s health and well-being around the clock.
If and when the time comes to seek additional help, place your trust in Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr. We lift the stresses and worries of being a caregiver from your shoulders, enabling you and your family to enjoy time with your loved one again.
For more information, please call Sharon at (484) 380-5400 or contact us online.
Disclaimer: The articles and tip sheets on this website are offered by Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr and Main Line Senior Care Alliance for general informational and educational purposes and do not constitute legal or medical advice. For legal or medical advice, please contact your attorney or physician.