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Claremont Place offers ‘Generations’ program, speaker series

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 160,000 older adults in Los Angeles County are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The organization estimates this figure to soar to more than 278,000 by 2030.

Due to these staggering numbers, Claremont Place senior living community is taking a unique, holistic approach to memory care through its Generations Memory Support Program.

The program is geared toward supporting seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The care focuses on social, intellectual and emotional well-being, in addition to physical needs.

Key components of the Generations program include Music and Memory, an initiative focused on discovering how seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia can benefit from listening to music. Residents listen to custom playlists based on their personal tastes, as well as input from family, friends and staff. The experience helps them reconnect with memories, and to other people and places.

Memory in the Making is a program of the Alzheimer’s Association that allows residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia to express themselves through art. By creating artwork, memory care residents explore tangible ways of connecting with loved ones, which can reduce isolation and improve self-esteem.

National Alzheimer’s Buddy Program (NAB) aims to prevent the isolation often experienced by seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other forms dementia through a partnership with the Cal Poly Pomona chapter of NAB, a student-run organization that partners young adults and seniors for a variety of intergenerational activities.

Claremont Place regularly hosts events on memory care and offers a monthly caregiver support group. On Wednesday, June 6, speaker and dementia-care expert Teepa Snow, presented at a daylong seminar on caring strategies for people living with the condition.

Ms. Snow has more than 40 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist. She is the founder of Positive Approach to Care (PAC), a company dedicated to supporting people experiencing changes in brain function. She has also worked as part of Duke University Medical Center’s Neuro-Rehabilitation Team, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill Geriatric Clinic and serves on boards for the US Dementia Action Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Support Network.

For information on Claremont Place, call (909) 447-5259, email info@claremontplace.com or visit claremontplace.com.