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The Next Steps After a Dementia Diagnosis

It’s a stressful and uncertain time when your loved when is diagnosed with dementia. Many family members are unsure what to expect or what steps to take next. You may ask yourself, “How long should I let mom maintain her independence?” or “Is an assisted living facility the right choice for dad?” Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about these questions alone. A senior living community—such as Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus—has all the answers and solutions you need related to dementia care in Southeast Denver.

So, what steps should you take to secure an assisted living spot for your loved one? First, it’s important to note that a doctor must be involved in the assisted living or memory care decision. In other words, you can’t simply decide without the involvement of a medical professional; certain criteria must be met. After a diagnosis has been made, you should have an open, practical, and compassionate discussion with your loved one. It’s important for their thoughts and opinions to be considered and respected. After your family has decided together, it’s time to speak with the professionals at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus. We’re always ready to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help your family determine the best living arrangement to keep your loved one healthy and happy.

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