Where to Live with Alzheimer’s


April 17, 2017

Someone with dementia can no longer live at home when 1) they are a danger to themselves because they wander, can’t take medications safely, or are prone to dangerous activities like leaving the stove on; 2) when they would be healthier by receiving better nutrition, mental stimulus or consistent medications; or 3) when there are caregiver problems such as caregiver burnout. What are the next options?

Dedicated Memory Care (MC) communities are generally the best option since their doors are secure and feature good caregiver-to-resident ratios (generally around 8:1). The cost starts around $4,000 per month for a shared room and $5,200 for a private room.


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