A nurturing daytime haven for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

The Ivey
City: 
Charlotte
County: 
Mecklenburg
Member Since: 
2010
We believe that behind every person with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia, there is a family. The premise behind The Ivey Memory Wellness Day Center is that memory loss impacts the entire family in ways unlike any other disease. Informed by her personal experience caring for her parents, founder Lynn Ivey intentionally created a beautiful, inviting home-like environment, high engagement program, happy professional care team, and resources that support the whole family

Every attention to detail was, and still is, informed by her personal caregiving journey and research around the non-pharmacological approach of Dr. John Zeisel, noted expert on Alzheimer’s, founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer’s Care, and author of I’m Still Here. In his ground-breaking book, Dr. Zeisel shows that people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are highly creative, emotionally intelligent, and can still live a joyful, purposeful life

When diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, many people lose hope that a joyful purposeful life is still possible for them or their loved one. The Ivey restores hope by embracing a philosophy of environmental and behavioral approaches to memory wellness that help create and retrieve memories and gain independence through an active, engaged mind and body
In short, we provide Charlotte-area families with the “best of both worlds”, a nurturing daytime haven where their loved ones can experience a change of scenery and make new friends in our special, attentive environment, and then can return to the comfort, familiarity and independence of home and family at night.
 
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