Help your loved one living with memory loss live a rich, full life. Gulf Coast Memory Care provides a warm and enriching environment for people with Alzheimer’s or another memory loss illness.
A Loving Home to Write Your Next Chapter
The caring and professional team at Gulf Coast would be honored to assist you through this complicated chapter in your loved one’s life.
Gulf Coast Memory Care begins with a personalized care plan tailored to your loved one’s unique life experience, needs, preferences, and abilities.
A Caring Team
By working closely with each resident and their family, we can help your loved one build new connections, continue to grow as a person, and even find new joy and fulfillment that may not have seemed possible.
We provide support to you and your family, helping you adjust to the changes occurring during this transitional period in your loved one’s life.
Working with you and your family, our compassionate caregivers will learn your loved one’s life story, helping us speak to their sense of self and enabling us to treat them with the highest level of honor and dignity. Within this plan, we will also record every area in which your loved one needs care and assistance, including with activities of daily living, and their care plan will be revisited regularly so we can adjust their care requirements as needed.
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With the right level of care and support, your loved one can feel confident and secure. Our purposely built and specialized Memory Care environment is designed to be easily navigable, calming, and engaging, helping your loved one safely explore their world without the danger of wandering or injury. Our compassionate caregivers are specially trained to provide nurturing care and support when it’s needed, while allowing your loved one the freedom to live life on their terms.
Every day, we provide a variety of structured activities for residents to take part in. From art classes to cooking classes, brain games, and scheduled outings, there’s something for every resident to enjoy.
What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?
Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia. Dementia presents with a loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning skills. It generally creates problems with a person's daily life and activities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people. Other types of dementia include frontotemporal disorders and Lewy body dementia.
What are the early signs of Alzheimer's disease?
Memory problems are usually one of the first signs of Alzheimer's disease. This is not the case for everyone. Each individual may have different initial symptoms. A decline in other aspects of thinking, such as finding the right words, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may also signal the very early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, is a condition that may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease—but not everyone with MCI will develop Alzheimer's. In addition to memory problems, movement difficulties and problems with the sense of smell have been linked to MCI.
What are the stages of Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's disease progresses in several stages: preclinical, early (also called mild), middle (moderate), and late (severe). During the preclinical stage of Alzheimer's disease, people seem to be symptom-free, but toxic changes are taking place in the brain. A person in the early stage of Alzheimer's may exhibit the signs listed above. As Alzheimer's disease progresses to the middle stage, memory loss and confusion grow worse, and people may have problems recognizing family and friends. As Alzheimer's disease becomes more severe, people lose the ability to communicate. They may sleep more, lose weight, and have trouble swallowing. Eventually, they will need total care.