As memory care providers compete to meet the needs of a growing segment of Americans with dementia, many are turning to innovative solutions that revolve around engaging the senses.
By 2050 the number of those 65 and older in the United States is expected to almost double, and those 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
A new approach to dining in memory care is doing away with the days of applesauce and fish sticks to give residents a contemporary dining experience: Grind Dining
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Written by Cassandra Dowell