There are over 100 different types of dementia.  Dementia is not a specific disease.  It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.  The two most common examples of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, and Vascular dementia.  While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, often at least two of the following mental functions are significantly impaired to be considered dementia: memory, communication and language, ability to focus and pay attention, reason and judgements, and visual perception.   It is important to note that there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.

Why we call CERTUS a Community and not a Facility

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Each of our memory care communities will be a licensed Assisted Living Facility. At CERTUS, we prefer to call each of our individual facilities a ‘community’. The definition of a facility is space necessary for doing something. We believe our residents deserve more than what is just necessary. It is our mission to provide them with an assisted living community that is home-like, filled with finer amenities for optimal engagement every day, and a wellness plan that cares for the ‘whole-person’. We provide more than what is necessary or expected. This is why we offer Premier Memory Care Living communities. It is the CERTUS difference.

When is it time to look into memory care?

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If a loved one exhibits any of the following symptoms, click to learn more about when you should share your concerns with a physician:

Your family doesn’t have to navigate the fears and uncertainty associated with a diagnosis alone. CERTUS Senior Living specializes in the development and management of premier memory care communities. Contact us to learn more about the complimentary assessment we offer. Simply call (407) 757-7597 or Schedule a Visit. We are here to help.

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CERTUS commits to dementia caring for the person behind the diagnosis. We join our residents on their journey and help them find meaning and purpose in each day. Our unique MAPS™ (Meaning And Purpose = Success) program provides opportunity and direction for residents to experience daily moments of success. The program emphasizes quality living where residents continue to explore all aspects of their lives. We offer holistic dementia care, and that means caring for our residents with enriching activities, brain healthy foods, physical exercise, and more.

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