Elder Care Resources

Memory Care: Differences Between Dementia and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a specific form of dementia. As Alzheimer's disease or dementia progresses, the level of care and assistance a person requires increases. While many families prefer to keep their loved one home for as long as possible, a person who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's will eventually require 24-hour supervised care in catered settings.


For example, Alzheimer's living environments have secured areas to prevent wandering; a common symptom of the disease. And typically, residents in memory care need help with medications, bathing, grooming eating dressing and other daily tasks. Memory care provides intensive, long-term medical care to seniors with serious health and dementia conditions in a fully-staffed and monitored facility.


In the event that Desert Cottages cannot accomodate your loved one, in an effort to ensure that your loved receives appropriate care, we have listed several agencies that assist in elder care provision and placement. We have also provided you with a general guide of basic elder care expenses to assit you in choosing the most suitable home for your loved one. If you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss alternative care possibilities, please contact us.



Elder Care Agencies

Recommended Third-Party Agencies

General Elder Care Expense Guide