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Empowering Minds, Defeating Dementia: Transformative Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in San Diego.

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Our dementia care services are specially designed to help those with memory loss. We offer a unique Four-Pillar Program that focuses on physical health, emotional well-being, memory improvement therapies, a special keto diet for dementia patients, and more. Our goal is to empower individuals to preserve their memory and take control of their cognitive wellness, aiming to reverse dementia.

What Sets Apart our Memory Care Services from Others?

Our services are centered around Dr. Bredesen’s approach, which addresses multiple lifestyle factors to enhance brain health and combat cognitive decline. Dr. Bredesen’s holistic dementia treatment protocol includes nutrition, exercise, sleep optimization, stress management, cognitive stimulation, detoxification, and targeted supplementation. By integrating these elements into our care approach, we strive to provide comprehensive support for individuals seeking to improve cognitive function and quality of life. By following his protocol, we ensure that we are actively fighting dementia and providing individuals with the opportunity to reclaim their memory.

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Red light therapy has shown some promising results in preliminary studies for various conditions, but its effectiveness specifically for dementia is still under investigation. While some research suggests that red light therapy may have potential benefits for cognitive function and brain health, more studies are needed to determine its efficacy in managing or treating dementia. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and treatment options for dementia management. At Marama, we notice that use of the VieLight has beneficial effects on anxiety after just 20 min.

Music therapy can benefit individuals with dementia in several ways. It has been shown to stimulate various areas of the brain associated with memory, emotion, and language, which can improve cognitive function and mood. Music therapy can also reduce agitation and anxiety, enhance communication, and promote social interaction among individuals with dementia. Additionally, listening to familiar music can evoke memories and emotions, providing comfort and a sense of familiarity for individuals with dementia. Overall, music therapy offers a non-pharmacological approach to improving quality of life and well-being for those living with dementia.

The type of music that is best for individuals with dementia varies depending on their personal preferences and background. In general, familiar music from their past, such as songs from their youth or cultural heritage, tends to be most effective. These familiar tunes can evoke memories and emotions, providing comfort and a sense of connection. Additionally, calming and soothing music, such as classical or instrumental pieces, can help reduce agitation and anxiety in individuals with dementia. It’s essential to tailor the music selection to each individual’s preferences and needs for the best therapeutic effect.

The best pet for an elderly person with dementia depends on various factors, including the individual’s preferences, living situation, and level of cognitive function. In general, low-maintenance pets that provide companionship and emotional support can be beneficial. Small dogs or cats that are calm, gentle, and well-trained may be suitable options. Additionally, smaller animals like birds or fish can also offer companionship without requiring as much care. Ultimately, the best pet choice will depend on the individual’s specific needs and abilities, as well as their ability to care for and interact with the pet safely.

While dogs cannot directly diagnose dementia, they can often sense changes in behavior, mood, and scent that may indicate underlying health conditions, including dementia, in their owners. Some dogs may exhibit behavioral changes or become more attentive to their owner’s needs as dementia progresses. However, it’s essential to consult with healthcare professionals for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan if dementia is suspected.

Research suggests that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may have potential benefits in slowing the progression of dementia. When administered at a young age, it may even hold promise in preventing the condition altogether. HBOT has been shown to enhance cognitive functions and memory, possibly by improving blood flow to the brain. Reduced blood flow to the brain is a common feature in certain types of dementia. At Marama, we increase the potential benefits of HBOT by using concentrated oxygen while exercising. While promising, further studies are needed to fully understand the effectiveness of HBOT in managing dementia and its potential as a preventative measure.

Vascular dementia occurs due to conditions that damage the blood vessels in the brain or disrupt blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain. This oxygen deficiency impairs the brain’s function, leading to cognitive decline. For instance, a stroke can obstruct blood flow to the brain, resulting in reduced oxygen levels and contributing to the development of vascular dementia.

Additionally, restricted oxygen during sleep caused by obstructive sleep apnea can directly cause dementia and Alzheimer’s. Optimizing sleep, weight and an open airway at night is crucial to long term brain health.

The ketogenic (keto) diet has been suggested to have potential benefits for mental health due to several reasons:

Improved Brain Function: The keto diet may enhance cognitive function by providing the brain with an alternative energy source called ketones. Ketones are produced when the body enters a state of ketosis, which occurs when carbohydrate intake is significantly reduced. Ketones can cross the blood-brain barrier and serve as a more efficient fuel source for the brain, potentially improving mental clarity and focus.

Stability of Blood Sugar Levels: By reducing carbohydrate intake and relying more on fats for fuel, the keto diet helps stabilize blood sugar levels. This can prevent spikes and crashes in blood sugar, which are associated with mood swings, irritability, and fatigue. Alzheimer’s is sometimes referred to as Type 3 Diabetes because of the link between high blood sugar and cognitive decline.

Reduced Inflammation: Some research suggests that the keto diet may have anti-inflammatory effects, which could benefit mental health. Chronic inflammation has been linked to various mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety. By reducing inflammation, the keto diet may help alleviate symptoms of these conditions.

Regulation of Neurotransmitters: The keto diet may influence neurotransmitter levels in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, which play key roles in regulating mood and emotions. Some studies suggest that the keto diet may increase the production of neurotransmitters associated with feelings of well-being and happiness.

Weight Loss and Body Image: For some individuals, achieving weight loss and improving body image through the keto diet can lead to enhanced self-esteem and confidence, which can positively impact mental health. At Marama, many of our residents are concerned about losing too much weight and we work closely with individuals and their families to optimize weight with frailty and osteoporosis in mind when appropriate.

While the keto diet shows promise for mental health, it’s essential to note that individual responses may vary, and more research is needed to fully understand its effects. Additionally, the keto diet may not be suitable for everyone, we collaborate directly with your healthcare professional before making significant dietary changes to be sure the ketogenic diet is right for you

The ketogenic (keto) diet has shown promise in some studies for potentially aiding in brain repair and recovery following certain types of brain damage or injury. This is primarily attributed to the diet’s ability to provide an alternative fuel source for the brain in the form of ketones, which may support neuronal function and repair processes. Whiler, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of the keto diet on traumatic brain injuries and to determine its efficacy as a therapeutic intervention. At Marama our staff will collaborate with your medical provider to determine if the organic ketogenic diet is the best diet for you.

Three foods that may help slow Alzheimer’s disease progression include:

Fatty Fish: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines support brain health and reduce inflammation.

Berries: Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are packed with antioxidants that protect brain cells from damage.

Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale, and collard greens contain nutrients linked to lower cognitive decline risk, along with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Incorporating these foods into a balanced diet, along with other healthy lifestyle choices, may support brain health and potentially slow Alzheimer’s progression.

To create a therapeutic environment for a person with dementia:

  • Ensure a non-toxic environment by using natural cleaning products and organic materials.
  • Prioritize safety with measures like installing grab bars and removing tripping hazards.
  • Foster a calm atmosphere with soft lighting, soothing scents, and minimal noise.
  • Provide engaging activities tailored to the individual’s interests and abilities.
  • Support caregivers with training and resources for compassionate care.

Implementing these strategies can promote comfort, safety, and well-being for individuals with dementia in their living environment.

The role of a caregiver in dementia patients is crucial for providing support, assistance, and comfort. Caregivers help with daily tasks, monitor health, offer emotional support, engage in stimulating activities, and advocate for the patient’s needs. An exceptional caregiver fosters understanding and builds confidence, which can play a significant role in improving memory loss and overall well-being.

Memory care is called so because it specifically caters to individuals experiencing memory-related issues, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This specialized form of care focuses on providing tailored support, therapies, and a safe environment to help preserve and enhance cognitive function, memory retention, and overall quality of life for those affected by memory loss conditions.

At Marama, our goal is to transform memory care into memory recovery so you or your loved one can return to independent living.

Memory care is designed for those with memory-related conditions like dementia, offering specialized support and programs. Assisted living provides general assistance with daily activities for seniors who may not have memory issues.

Our goal at Marama is for our residents to be able to avoid or postpone the need for memory care. We hope to achieve memory recovery so our community members can return to independent living. Our confidence is highest when residents move in as soon as they notice changes in their memory.

It may be time for memory care when a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s requires more specialized support and assistance with daily tasks, experiences safety concerns, exhibits wandering behavior, or shows signs of increased confusion or agitation. Additionally, if caregiving responsibilities become overwhelming or if the individual’s needs surpass the level of care that can be provided at home or in an assisted living setting, memory care may be considered. Consulting with healthcare professionals and memory care specialists can help determine the appropriate timing for transitioning to memory care.

Memory care services typically include accommodation, meals, on-site caregivers, and activities. However, at Marama, we go above and beyond by offering additional support tailored to combat dementia. Our specialized program encompasses toxin-free living, a variety of brain-healing therapies, expert caregivers, and more.