Memory Lane Home Living Inc.

A not-for-profit dementia initiative, including a cooperative home for women who struggle with memory loss and can no longer live on their own.

  

Our Home

Ours is a lovely, five-bedroom house in which four to five women who have mild cognitive impairment come together to live together and share responsibilities in a supervised setting. It is our intention to allow these “like-minded” women to be treated with dignity and respect and to stay as well as possible for as long as possible. [1]

More About Memory Challenges

Dementia is not a disease. It is a general term that describes symptoms that may be caused by a number of brain disorders. These symptoms include a decline in any or all core brain functions: memory, language, visuospatial, and executive functions. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, and there are also many other forms, including vascular and mixed dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is a slow, progressive illness that damages nerve cells in the brain. Brain functions such as memory, problem-solving and ability to complete familiar tasks begin to deteriorate. Confusion, withdrawal from social activities, and unusual mood changes become more frequent.

Mild cognitive impairment is when a person has problems with memory or another core brain function. These problems are severe enough to be noticed by others and can show up on tests of mental functions. People with mild cognitive impairment have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the future, especially when their main problem is memory. However, not everyone diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment progresses to Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.

We have chosen to focus on mild cognitive impairment as we can slow the process of deterioration down and allow your loved ones to live as normal a life as possible in a small, Christian home and avoid premature entry into an institutional setting.

Contact us about a room for your mom.