HONOLULU (HI Now) - Many approach the possible placement of a family member into memory care with a sense of guilt and worry. David Troxel, MPH, introduces The Plaza Assisted Living Hali’a Memory Care Program which embraces the Best Friend Approach.
In this interview, David addresses common family concerns, but also describes the often-surprising benefits of memory care for the person living with cognitive loss. Research has shown that “the brain loves company,” and the socialization and engagement that can come from an assisted living setting can be therapeutic to the person with dementia and foster feelings of friendship and community.
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