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Dementia Care Facility Near Me

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Dementia Care Facility Near Me

Marama Memory Care is a one-of-a-kind Alzheimer’s and dementia care facility where residents can actually recover their memory. At Marama, we implement the proven Dr. Bredesen protocol, ensuring medical treatments and lifestyle changes are integrated with your primary care provider to help recover memory. 

If you also want to learn more about Marama, please read the interview with Dr. Sandison

Activities at Our Dementia Care Facility

At our Dementia Care facility, we offer a wide range of activities designed to support our residents in their fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our programs are thoughtfully crafted to improve cognitive health, helping residents potentially recover their memories and enhance their quality of life. Our engaging and therapeutic activities include:

  • Walks
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive enhancing worksheets
  • Dual motor tasking exercises
  • Infrared light therapy
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Weekly keto cooking classes
  • Herbalism classes
  • Organic gardening
  • Crafts
  • Journaling
  • Book club
  • Group activities
  • Service dog visits
  • Exotic animal workshops
  • Chair exercise classes
  • Social interaction and building friendships
  • Confidence building exercises
  • Live music
  • Outdoor games and activities
  • Monthly outings to local venues
  • Puzzles, games, and problem-solving activities
Each of these activities is designed to stimulate the mind and body, providing our residents with a holistic approach to memory care. By participating in these programs, our residents can enjoy improved cognitive function and an enriched, fulfilling life.

Cognitive Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients

In addition, all the activities mentioned above, we also offer specialized Alzheimer’s treatments that help our residents improve their cognitive functionality. These therapies are designed to support mental health, aid in memory recovery, and enhance the overall quality of life. Our innovative treatments include:

Each of these treatments is part of our comprehensive approach to dementia care, aimed at providing our residents with the best possible support for their cognitive health.

Foods That Fight Dementia: Our Culinary Experience

Our culinary experience is designed to support cognitive health and fight dementia through nutrition. We provide a variety of diet options tailored to meet the unique needs of our residents, ensuring they receive balanced and nourishing meals prepared with fresh, non-processed ingredients.

  • Organic Ketogenic diet (Keto-Flex Diet)
  • Vegan diet
  • Accommodation of dietary restrictions due to allergies
  • Three meals a day and two snacks

All our meals are based on Dr. Bredesen’s protocol for nutrition for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, using only high-quality materials to promote brain health and overall well-being. 

keto green bean casserole recipe

Our Dementia Assisted Living Rooms

Our dementia assisted living rooms provide a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment. Key features include:

  • Organic linens and mattresses
  • Non-toxic housekeeping services
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces

     

Each room is thoughtfully designed to promote independence and well-being, creating a homely atmosphere where residents feel secure and cared for.

Room Descriptions and Locations in our Dementia Care Facility in San Diego

We provide detailed descriptions of each room in our facility to help you understand the accommodations available. Here are some highlights:

 
Room #Room TypeBed SizeBathroomDescription
1MasterQueenFull / PrivateLocated off main entry, spacious fully furnished bedroom with dual closets, luxury laminate floors and a semi private balcony. Beautiful views of the vista below.
2MasterQueenFull / PrivateLocated off main entry, spacious fully furnished bedroom with dual closets, luxury laminate floors and a semi private balcony. Beautiful views of the vista below.
3MasterQueenFull / PrivateLocated on the lower level with backyard patio access, spacious fully furnished bedroom with dual closets. Enjoy a peaceful morning on the back patio before the day’s activities start!
4SingleTwinFull / SharedLocated on the lower level with backyard patio access. Fully furnished bedroom, luxury laminate floors and direct access to the shared bathroom.
5SingleTwinFull / SharedLocated on the lower level with backyard patio access. Fully furnished bedroom, luxury laminate floors and direct access to the shared bathroom.
6Office
7SingleTwinFull / PrivateLocated on the lower level with backyard patio access. Fully furnished bedroom, luxury laminate floors and direct access to a full private bathroom.
8Testing room
9SingleTwinHalf / PrivateLocated off the main level in our front wing with covered patio access. Fully furnished bedroom, luxury laminate floors and direct access to a half private bathroom.
10SingleTwinHalf / PrivateLocated off the main level in our front wing with covered patio access. Fully furnished bedroom, luxury laminate floors and direct access to a half private bathroom.
11SingleTwinHalf / PrivateLocated off the main level in our front wing with covered patio access. Fully furnished bedroom, luxury laminate floors and direct access to a half private bathroom.
12MasterQueenFull / SharedLocated off the main level in our front wing, spacious bedroom with large closet, luxury laminate floors and beautiful private views from the bedroom windows. Direct access to shared full master bathroom.
 

Why You Should Choose Our Dementia and Alzheimer's Care Facility

We are the only memory care facility in the USA that offers hope for Alzheimer’s and related dementia patients to recover and regain their memory. This is possible due to our unique approach based on Dr. Bredesen’s protocol. In addition, we offer:

  • Immersive experience
  • 1:3 caregiver ratio
  • Small group setting
  • Direct communication with staff
  • Weekly updates from our activity coordinator
  • MOCA and cognition testing every 3 months
  • Apollo Health account with 1 hour weekly of assisted Brain HQ games
  • Support to continue implementing the protocol at home after your stay at Marama
  • Specific therapy to help heal the body and brain

Current Bed Openings at Our Dementia Care Facility

Marama Memory Care – Where Alzheimer’s is optional

Notice: Marama at Full Capacity

Marama is currently at full capacity. However, we have an active waitlist and placement opportunities in our partner residences. Please contact us promptly to explore your options and check for further availability.

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Dementia Care Facility FAQ

The MIND diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, emphasizes vegetables (especially leafy greens), berries, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, and olive oil. It limits red meat, sweets, cheese, butter/margarine, and fast/fried foods.

Alzheimer’s progression varies, with an average life expectancy of 3 to 11 years after diagnosis. However, some individuals may live for 20 years or more, depending on the degree of impairment at diagnosis.

Dementia can cause unusual behaviors, such as acting rudely due to frontal lobe deficits. Alzheimer’s patients might be forgetful, struggle with conversations, and exhibit anger or frustration due to their confusion.

Dementia progression varies. Some patients may need to move quickly to a care facility, while others can live at home for years with minimal support, depending on how rapidly their symptoms advance.

The three golden rules are: Don’t ask direct questions, listen to the person with dementia, and avoid contradicting them. These rules help in creating a supportive environment for dementia patients.

Marama is the only place where individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia can recover. Our unique approach, based on specialized protocols, sets us apart from other dementia care facilities.

For financially qualified individuals, Medi-Cal helps cover the cost of nursing homes for patients requiring round-the-clock care. However, Medi-Cal typically does not pay for assisted living or memory care except through the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program.

Assisted living facilities may provide adequate support in the early stages of dementia, while nursing homes might be more suitable for individuals who can no longer live safely at home.

It depends on the stage of dementia. In the early stages, a person may manage with minor forgetfulness. However, in more severe stages, such as stage four dementia, they will require support from family members and caregivers.

Signs of late-stage dementia include:

  • Speech limited to single words or nonsensical phrases
  • Limited understanding of communication
  • Needing help with most daily activities
  • Eating less and difficulty swallowing
  • Bowel and bladder incontinence

Dementia patients need a structured schedule, flexibility, and constant attention. They require a safe environment to prevent falls or injuries, including locks to restrict access to dangerous items and areas. Access to water and kitchen appliances should be supervised. Most importantly, they need continuous monitoring to help with forgetfulness and distractions.

A dementia patient needs full-time care when they struggle with daily activities, accidentally harm themselves, or put themselves in danger. Emotional distress is also a key indicator. Consulting with their doctor can help determine the necessity for additional care.

Yes, at Marama, we apply Dr. Bredesen’s protocol, and we have experienced recovery in some of our residents, offering hope for others.

  • Memory loss affecting daily abilities
  • Difficulty doing familiar tasks
  • Problems with speaking or remembering words
  • Disorientation
  • Impairment of judgment
  • Problems with speculative thoughts
  • Losing items
  • Changes in behavior and mood
  • Loss of interest in normal activities
  • Changes in personality

Time will naturally worsen dementia as the illness progresses. Other factors that can exacerbate dementia include strokes, head trauma, poor diet, and a sedentary lifestyle. Watching for worsening signs is crucial, as it may indicate the need for increased care.

Although often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s have different meanings. Dementia is not a specific disease but an umbrella term covering a wide range of symptoms affecting a person’s ability to perform daily tasks independently. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease and the most common cause of dementia.

Dementia progresses through stages: mild cognitive impairment, mild dementia, moderate dementia, and severe dementia. The rate of progression and symptoms vary for each patient. Regular medical care is essential to monitor signs and manage the condition.