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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can become overwhelming for family, friends and loved ones. An estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, a progressive disorder that is the leading type of dementia. People who have Alzheimer's experience a variety of crippling symptoms including confusion, mood swings and memory loss. People with Alzheimer's often require care and supervision that can only be provided at supervised residential facilities.


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Simple tasks such as eating, dressing and bathing can become monumental challenges for both patient and caregiver. As the disease worsens, patients may feel lost in their own homes, or they might forget the faces of spouses, family and friends. The physical and emotional strain of coping with the disease is immeasurable.

Depending on the degree of the patient's symptoms, housing options can include assisted living centers, nursing homes or Alzheimer's special care units. Assisted living centers are ideal for patients with mild symptoms; residents live independently while having access to meals, activities and health care services. Nursing homes provide closer supervision and more regimented care for individuals with more serious symptoms. Alzheimer's special care units, or SCUs, provide the most intensive care and monitoring of Alzheimer's patients. In these facilities, residents are grouped together on a floor or a unit within a larger residential center.

Housing options for people with Alzheimer's or dementia often include secure outdoor walkways where individuals can wander without getting lost -- a common occurrence among people with dementia. Some housing centers are built with circular layouts so residents can walk without hitting dead ends. Individuals in these facilities take part in group activities and receive care from medical staff trained in helping patients with dementia. Most importantly, residents of certified medical facilities are never completely alone. Even in an assisted living center, residents live among qualified staff members who can quickly respond to emergency situations.

The best residential facility for someone with Alzheimer's will hinge on the severity of his or her symptoms. There are many types of assisted living and nursing facilities. Check out information on several communities before making a decision.

Arbor Square Of Northgate - Seattle

Arbor Square Of Northgate

Arbor Square Of Northgate offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Bailey Boushay House - Seattle

Bailey Boushay House

Bailey Boushay House offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Ballard Manor Retirement Community - Seattle

Ballard Manor Retirement Community

Ballard Manor Retirement Community offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Bayview Manor - Seattle

Bayview Manor

Bayview Manor offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Bessie Burton Sullivan Skilled Nursing Facility - Seattle

Bessie Burton Sullivan Skilled Nursing Facility

Bessie Burton Sullivan Skilled Nursing Facility offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Branch Villa Health Care Center - Seattle

Branch Villa Health Care Center

Branch Villa Health Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Brierwood Home - Seattle

Brierwood Home

Brierwood Home offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Caroline Kline Galland Home - Seattle

Caroline Kline Galland Home

Caroline Kline Galland Home offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Columbia Lutheran Home - Seattle

Columbia Lutheran Home

Columbia Lutheran Home offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Council House - Seattle

Council House

Council House offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Crista Assisted Living - Seattle

Crista Assisted Living

Crista Assisted Living offers a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Crista Nursing Center - Seattle

Crista Nursing Center

Crista Nursing Center offers a Retirement Community, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Cristwood Retirement Community - Seattle

Cristwood Retirement Community

Cristwood Retirement Community offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Daystar Retirement Village - Seattle

Daystar Retirement Village

Daystar Retirement Village offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Elder Health Northwest Supportive - Seattle

Elder Health Northwest Supportive

Elder Health Northwest Supportive offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Emeritus - Seattle

Emeritus

Emeritus offers a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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First Hill Care Center - Seattle

First Hill Care Center

First Hill Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Firwood Home Assisted Living - Seattle

Firwood Home Assisted Living

Firwood Home Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Fleming Home - Seattle

Fleming Home

Fleming Home offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Fleming Home West - Seattle

Fleming Home West

Fleming Home West offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Foss Home And Village - Seattle

Foss Home And Village

Foss Home And Village offers Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Foundation House At Northgate - Seattle

Foundation House At Northgate

Foundation House At Northgate offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Four Freedoms House Of Seattle - Seattle

Four Freedoms House Of Seattle

Four Freedoms House Of Seattle offers Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Fred Lind Manor - Seattle

Fred Lind Manor

Fred Lind Manor offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Greenwood Park Care Center - Seattle

Greenwood Park Care Center

Greenwood Park Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Heritage House At The Market - Seattle

Heritage House At The Market

Heritage House At The Market offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Hilltop House Retirement Home - Seattle

Hilltop House Retirement Home

Hilltop House Retirement Home offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Horizon House - Seattle

Horizon House

Horizon House offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Ida Culver House - Seattle

Ida Culver House

Ida Culver House offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Ida Culver House Broadview - Seattle

Ida Culver House Broadview

Ida Culver House Broadview offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Ida Culver House Broadview-Ncc - Seattle

Ida Culver House Broadview-Ncc

Ida Culver House Broadview-Ncc offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Ihs Of Seattle - Seattle

Ihs Of Seattle

Ihs Of Seattle offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Jacobsen House - Seattle

Jacobsen House

Jacobsen House offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Kawabe Memorial House - Seattle

Kawabe Memorial House

Kawabe Memorial House offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Keystone Congregrate Care - Seattle

Keystone Congregrate Care

Keystone Congregrate Care offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Kin On Health Care Center - Seattle

Kin On Health Care Center

Kin On Health Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Legacy House - Seattle

Legacy House

Legacy House offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Life Care Of West Seattle - Seattle

Life Care Of West Seattle

Life Care Of West Seattle offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Meadowbrook Extended Center - Seattle

Meadowbrook Extended Center

Meadowbrook Extended Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Merrill Gardens - Seattle

Merrill Gardens

Merrill Gardens offers a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Merrill Gardens At Northgate - Seattle

Merrill Gardens At Northgate

Merrill Gardens At Northgate offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Nikkei Manor Assisted Living Facility - Seattle

Nikkei Manor Assisted Living Facility

Nikkei Manor Assisted Living Facility offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Norse Home Retirement Center - Seattle

Norse Home Retirement Center

Norse Home Retirement Center offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Northgate Plaza - Seattle

Northgate Plaza

Northgate Plaza offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Northgate Rehabilation Center - Seattle

Northgate Rehabilation Center

Northgate Rehabilation Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Northhaven Ii Assisted Living - Seattle

Northhaven Ii Assisted Living

Northhaven Ii Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Northhaven Retirement - Seattle

Northhaven Retirement

Northhaven Retirement offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Northwest Hospital Skilled Nursing - Seattle

Northwest Hospital Skilled Nursing

Northwest Hospital Skilled Nursing offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Nw Hospital Skill Nursing - Seattle

Nw Hospital Skill Nursing

Nw Hospital Skill Nursing offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Park Shore - Seattle

Park Shore

Park Shore offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Providence Mount Saint Vincent - Seattle

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Providence Mount Saint Vincent offers Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Queen Anne Care Center - Seattle

Queen Anne Care Center

Queen Anne Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Queen Anne Manor - Seattle

Queen Anne Manor

Queen Anne Manor offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Sea Mar Community Care Center - Seattle

Sea Mar Community Care Center

Sea Mar Community Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Seattle Keiro Center - Seattle

Seattle Keiro Center

Seattle Keiro Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Seattle Med And Rehab Center - Seattle

Seattle Med And Rehab Center

Seattle Med And Rehab Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Swedish Medical Center - Seattle

Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Medical Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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The Hearthstone - Seattle

The Hearthstone

The Hearthstone offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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The Kenney Presbyterian Home - Seattle

The Kenney Presbyterian Home

The Kenney Presbyterian Home offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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The Lakeshore - Seattle

The Lakeshore

The Lakeshore offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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The Perry At Cabrini Center - Seattle

The Perry At Cabrini Center

The Perry At Cabrini Center offers Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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The Summit At First Hill - Seattle

The Summit At First Hill

The Summit At First Hill offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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The Theodora Home - Seattle

The Theodora Home

The Theodora Home offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Transitional Resources Assisted Living - Seattle

Transitional Resources Assisted Living

Transitional Resources Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Viewpoint On Queen Anne - Seattle

Viewpoint On Queen Anne

Viewpoint On Queen Anne offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Vincent House - Seattle

Vincent House

Vincent House offers Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Washington Center Comp Rehab - Seattle

Washington Center Comp Rehab

Washington Center Comp Rehab offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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Washington House Retirement And Assisted Living - Seattle

Washington House Retirement And Assisted Living

Washington House Retirement And Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.

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