Late Stage Alzheimer's Program
In the last stage of memory loss, your loved one may lose their ability to effectively carry on a conversation, respond to their environment, and eventually lose their ability to control their movement. Although your loved one is likely to be able to say phrases or words, their communication abilities will be significantly hampered, and you may notice significant personality changes. In the late stage, your loved one may:
- Lose awareness of their surroundings as well as of recent experiences
- Require around-the-clock and assistance taking care of themselves with daily activities
- Experience increased difficulty communicating
- Lose the ability to sit, walk, and eventually swallow
- Experience increased vulnerability to infections- particularly pneumonia
Memory Lane Club
Memory Lane Club is designed to ensure individualized attention as well as small group activities in a supportive, enjoyable, and safe environment. The program meets Monday – Saturday and gives your loved one the opportunity to socialize and engage with others going through similar journeys.
At the LIAD Center, we utilize our highly-trained staff to engage your loved one in one-on-one as well as group settings. Our person-centered approach means our staff gets to know your loved one as an individual, so they can engage them based on their own interests. At the same time, the Memory Lane Club keeps your loved one stimulated and engaged during the day, aiding in better sleep, mood, and sense of routine.
Benefits of Memory Lane Club
Research suggests it can be beneficial for diagnosed individuals to communicate through activities. Memory Lane Club participants have the full support of our experienced program team who assist in a variety of cognitive stimulating activities, games and socialization on a daily basis. The LIAD Center’s team is professionals are all certified in dementia care, ensuring proper education and skillset in all areas of providing the appropriate level of care for individuals with dementia.
The LIAD Center’s hands-on approach to care can lead to improvements in quality of life for both diagnosed individuals and caregivers. For example, it’s not uncommon for those in the late stage of dementia to show a need or behavior through a certain action – they may move or tap their feet across the floor for a variety of reasons; perhaps they’re excited or frustrated. In this case, our team can talk through an emotion to help encourage self-expression. Many of our methods and practices have supported better communication and engagement.
Attending a day program can also provide caregivers a much needed break. While a loved one is at the LIAD Center, caregivers can attend to appointments, run errands, rest, or even attend our caregiver programs, such as support group and educational trainings. Our caregiver services are led by licensed social workers, offering skilled guidance and trusted referrals, but also provide a community of support from others experiencing similar journeys.
Transportation to Memory Lane Club
The Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center proudly offers transportation services to its participants to and from the center. We’re able to provide door-to-door services for families located in select areas of Nassau County. Designed for optimum accessibility, the LIAD Center currently has two wheel-chair accessible vehicles. Our vehicles are driven by dementia-trained drivers and are accompanied by program staff when needed. Our appropriately trained transportation staff allows us to ensure the highest level of safety for your loved one during their travels.