Dementia Care

Memory Care Services for Seniors in Mt. Vernon, NY

Caring for a loved one that’s suffering from dementia? You’re not alone. Memory Care at Wartburg is here to help.

We understand how hard and emotional it can be for a loved one to be diagnosed with dementia. That’s why we try to make things a little easier for our residents who require memory care. Our team welcomes new residents to our memory care unit at Wartburg with open arms. With a caring staff and services like 24/7 on-site nursing, recreational and social programs, and daily housekeeping, you and your loved ones can live worry-free.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. The loss of cognitive functions such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning, as well as behavior abilities, would be severe enough that it would reduce a person’s ability to perform daily activities. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behavior. The causes of dementia can vary depending on the types of changes in the brain that may be taking place.

The most common cause of dementia in older adults is Alzheimer’s disease, but other types of dementia include Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal disorders, and vascular dementia.

Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it just begins to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when a person must depend on others completely.

Symptoms of Dementia

The cognitive and psychological changes caused by dementia can include:

  • Difficulty finding words
  • Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving
  • Difficulty with coordination and motor functions
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Personality changes
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Inappropriate behavior and paranoia

The 7 Stages of Dementia

Stage One: Pre-illness – Stage one of dementia occurs before there are any symptoms present. Dementia would not be able to be diagnosed at this stage.

Stage Two: Very Mild Signs – During stage two, there may be some mild signs such as misplaced keys or trouble remembering – but it is not yet ground for being diagnosed with dementia.

Stage Three: Mild Signs – This stage is where you might first become aware a loved one may have dementia. Memory loss is mild, but it is constant and becomes noticeable to family and friends.

Stage Four: Moderate Signs – With moderate cognitive decline, a person may forget where they live or begin to show shifts in their personality. This is the stage where a medical professional would be involved.

Stage Five: Moderately Severe Signs – The symptoms of moderate-severe dementia are very recognizable at this stage. A person may experience confusion in everyday activities and experience short term memory loss.

Stage Six: Severe – As a loved one, this may be the most difficult step to cope with as assistance with hygiene, eating, dressing, and more becomes necessary. Assisted living or in-home care would be a great choice at this stage.

Stage Seven: Very Severe – During this final stage, verbal and physical communication may be lost as a person may not be able to express themselves. Simple tasks will need to be completed by an aid, nurse, or loved one.


Call Today to Explore Our Memory Care Services

Memory care at our Meadowview assisted living community supports residents with memory issues like moderate dementia or Alzheimer’s and those suffering from wandering issues. In Meadowview, we feature 15 apartments in a safe, nurturing, home-like environment with a secure private courtyard. Additionally, our memory care programs are offered on a residential and adult day care basis, so your loved ones can move seamlessly to a different level of support as their needs evolve.

  • Around-the-clock nursing with physicians on call
  • Medication management services
  • Three daily meals and nutritious snacks and drinks
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry services
  • Full-time chaplain
  • Incontinence management support
  • Recreational and social programs
  • Case management by a social worker
  • Transportation services
  • Safe, secure indoor and outdoor facilities


Those people requiring more acute care find exactly what they need with the memory care team at Waltemade Skilled Nursing Center. The nursing home at Wartburg offers a dedicated memory care neighborhood, highly specialized nurses, and support staff to provide care in a cheerful, restraint-free environment with a secure private courtyard. Contact our team today to learn more about our dedicated facilities.