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Thoughts from our Safe Harbor Memory Care Neighborhood

Thoughts from our Safe Harbor Memory Care Neighborhood

Living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other memory-related illness means new and different struggles occur each day.  There is no standardized solution for treating or managing memory care, since these diseases affect each person so differently.  So, when The Saybrook at Haddam set out to create Safe Harbor, a unique and therapeutic memory care neighborhood, we knew customized, individualized care would be at the heart of all we do. Continue reading “Thoughts from our Safe Harbor Memory Care Neighborhood”

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Simple Ways to Create Moments of Joy for People Suffering from Dementia or Memory-related Illnesses

Simple Ways to Create Moments of Joy for People Suffering from Dementia or Memory-related Illnesses

Dementia and other memory-related illnesses can take years away from a person’s memory, leaving them in a “new” world that is unknown to the rest of us. Caregivers often struggle with how to function in this reality, and sometimes unknowingly add to the anxiety that those in their care may be facing.  Continue reading “Simple Ways to Create Moments of Joy for People Suffering from Dementia or Memory-related Illnesses”

Safe Harbor Dedicated to Helen Shultz

Safe Harbor Dedicated to Helen Shultz

Helen Shultz Plaque smallThe Saybrook at Haddam has dedicated its Safe Harbor neighborhood to its very first memory care resident, Helen Shultz of Old Saybrook, who lived at the specialized community throughout its inaugural year. Members of the Shultz family joined the retirement community at a brief ceremony on May 6 to unveil a personalized plaque placed in Safe Harbor in honor of Helen’s memory.

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