Cities with Memory Care Communities in Alabama

Redstone Village

  12000 Turnmeyer Drive
Huntsville, AL 35803

Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville

  2004 Max Luther Drive
Huntsville, AL 35810

Capstone Village

  601 Peter Bryce Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Village at Cook Springs

  415 Cook Springs Rd
Pell City, AL 35125

St. Martin's in the Pines

  4941 Montevallo Road
Birmingham, AL 35210

Kirkwood by the River

  3605 Ratliff Road
Birmingham, AL 35210

Elite Nursing & Rehab

  300 Royal Tower Drive
Vestavia Hills, AL 35209

Galleria Woods

  3850 Galleria Woods Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244

Bridgewood Gardens

  151 Woodham Drive
Albertville, AL 35951

Somerby Mobile

  901 Somerby Drive
Mobile, AL 36695

Vitality Living Regency

  4720 Morrison Drive
Mobile, AL 36609

The Landings of Northport

  951 Rose Drive
Northport, AL 35476

Merrill Gardens at Madison

  121 Brookridge Drive
Madison, AL 35758

Morningside of Vestavia Hills

  2435 Columbiana Road
Birmingham, AL 35216

The Terrace at Priceville

  200 Terrace Lane
Priceville, AL 35603

The Terrace at Grove Park

  101 Tulip Lane
Dothan, AL 36305

The Blake at Malbis

  11626 US Highway 90
Daphne, AL 36526

Regency Retirement Village - Tuscaloosa

  5001 Old Montgomery Highway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Regency Pointe

  510 East Grand Avenue
Rainbow City, AL 35906


The Brennity at Daphne

  27440 County Road 13
Daphne, AL 36526

Green Oaks Inn

  140 Pepper Lane
Florence, AL 35633

Brookdale Shoals

  2904 South Wilson Dam Rd
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

SummerHouse Heritage Woods

  3440 Hillcrest Rd
Mobile, AL 36695

Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa

  1801 Rice Mine Road N
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

The Harbor at Opelika

  1001 Fox Run Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801

EastChase Senior Living

  1775 Halcyon Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36117

LakeView Estates

  2634 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL 35244

Morningside of Riverchase

  2184 Parkway Lake Drive
Hoover, AL 35244

Lakewood Senior Living of Valley

  7200 Fairfax Bypass
Valley, AL 36854

The Harbor at Hickory Hill

  2102 Summit Parkway
Prattville, AL 36066

Kemp Meadows

  652 Tahoe Road
Winfield, AL 35594

Brookdale Hampton Cove

  6379 Highway 431 South
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Gardens of Hazel Green

  372 Jimmy Fisk Road
Hazel Green, AL 35750

Oakland Place

  19570 County Road 33
Fairhope, AL 36532

Briar Glen

  570 Southland Dr
Hoover, AL 35226

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.

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