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Learning to Live and Progress with Alzheimer's at Holliswood

January 5, 2016

We know that being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is always a traumatic experience for anyone, no matter how prepared you may be to hear the diagnosis. With our help, you can continue to live your life to the fullest.

No matter what stage of Alzheimer’s you may be diagnosed with, the staff at Holliswood can help. Our approach to care includes ensuring that your physical, social, and emotional well-being are kept in peak condition through our specialized program - the Awakened at Holliswoodtm program.

An important part of the Awakened program is regular checkups with our doctors, to track our patients’ general health. A healthy body is one of the best ways to help keep a healthy mind. We will work with you to develop effective coping strategies, so that your physical health is a source of strength to face new changes and challenges. Equally important is the daily routine of our Awakened program. Resident’s with Alzheimer’s are moved to the “classroom” right after breakfast, where they spend the day with fellow patients following a structured routine geared to their stage of the disease. Programs focus on long term memories, creating daily successes and familiarity work. While there are no cures for Alzheimer’s, the Awakened program has been very successful in improving the quality of life of our Alzheimer’s patients, improving their physical and mental condition, and bringing immeasurable peace of mind to their families.

We will also make sure that you and your family members have the right tools to navigate you own changing emotional health during this time. With our therapists, we will help walk you through talking about the effects of your diagnosis on your relationships and family in a constructive manner.

Living at Holliswood means you have access to our support groups and can socialize with friends who are also going through similar changes in their lives. Our Director of Recreation will make sure that you find the right activities to keep active and form thriving friendships with residents and staff alike that will all help you learn to live with Alzheimer’s.

Holliswood Center is part of the Centers Healthcare family; New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island’s premier group of skilled nursing, rehabilitation and senior care services. To speak to a healthcare specialist and find out more about Holliswood Center, contact us by phone 24/7 at 718.740-3500, or visit us at 195-44 Woodhull Avenue, Jamaica NY 11423.

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