There’s a lot to consider when it comes to caring for those with memory loss – that’s why we’ve compiled this quick and easy-to-read guide about some of the most important factors, with links to resources that are available to help you.


According to The Alzheimer’s Project, “familiarity is important – because dementia gradually impairs a person’s ability to plan, initiate, and complete an activity. By creating an environment of familiar routines and activities, it allows them to feel comforted and calm. If they can still perform an activity, they can still retain their sense of control and independence.”

At Trilogy, our Daily Rhythms program has been designed to meet the individual needs of our memory care residents, and the order in which the activities occur helps to set and maintain a healthy energy pattern. The program provides residents higher energy patterns in the mid-morning and the late afternoon, while offering a recharging rest period immediately after lunch.


Those living with memory loss often need assistance from others completing basic everyday tasks. But just as important as the care they receive is the environment they receive it in.  According to, “bright light exposure activates regions of the brain that promote alertness, and improves cognitive performance. Light activates factors that are essential for memory formation as well as factors that are important for the regulation of mood and overall brain health.”

Our Memory Care rooms have been uniquely designed to meet the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia – complete with vibrant, well-lit interiors, windows to accommodate natural light, non-skid bathroom floors with walk-in showers, grab bars, and more. Click here to learn more.


You don’t need to be experiencing memory loss for friendships to be important – but for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, maintaining close relationships can be just as  vital to preventing stress and fatigue as regular physical activity. In fact, studies provided by Cambridge University found that frequent social activity can reduce cognitive decline by an average of 70% – while also reducing physical disability.

Inspired by David Troxel and Virginia Bell’s Best Friends™ Approach to Dementia Care, our BFF Approach provides our residents with Best Friends to join them on their journey in our Memory Care communities. These team members enrich their lives with empathy, positivity, and an unwavering commitment to creating fulfilling, positive experiences. The best friends celebrate what makes each resident unique and shapes their experiences based on their individual life stories. Looking for more resources to help guide you? Be sure to visit our family resources page, then check out our Memory Care overview to learn more about everything our communities have to offer!