Alzheimer’s Care Community

OUR ALZHEIMER’S ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS 100% DEDICATED TO THOSE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S & OTHER TYPES OF DEMENTIA

Dementia does not define our residents, our residents define our community.

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Learn why more than 40% of our residents come to us from other memory care facilities

630-534-0886

Learn why 40% of our residents come to us from other memory care facilities

630-534-0886

At Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace—an innovative and secure Alzheimer’s care assisted living facility near you—we’re here for you and your loved one. 100% of the staff members at our Alzheimer’s and dementia care community are trained in the best practices of caring for residents with Alzheimer’s. Our Alzheimer’s community and facility features barrier-free paths instead of stress-inducing segregated units, brain-stimulating programming, and innovative security and care, all of which is included in our all-inclusive rate. Learn more about how to transition your loved one into our Alzheimer’s care community.

Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care community doesn’t just set aside a certain number of units for Alzheimer’s residents. Our unique assisted living community near you is dedicated exclusively to Alzheimer’s care and dementia care support.. Your loved one will be engaged and connected at our Alzheimer’s care assisted living community with a wide array of state-of-the-art programming, activities, amenities, and tools to stimulate healthy brain function and promote purpose or meaning in their lives. We’re here for you, too, with comprehensive resources that include expert-led support groups, personal consultations, and educational programs.

Above all else, at Terra Vista, we go to great lengths to make sure your family member is loved, engaged, and well-cared for.

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S.A.F.E. Program

Terra Vista’s SAFE Program Ensures Your Loved One Remains Safe, Secure, and Enriched.

Safe, Secure Environment: From our extensive hiring process of employees to our advanced alarm and emergency call system, the safety of your loved one is always one of our top priorities at our Alzheimer’s care community
Activities of Daily Living: We are committed to providing specialized Alzheimer’s care customized to the specific needs of your loved one.
Food and Hydration: Our culinary team and licensed dietitians curate delicious and healthy food selections, providing three home-cooked meals daily, along with “brain-boosting” healthy snacks and tasty treats. 
Engagement: Our Montessori approach to activity programming is designed to facilitate new engagement each day. For a full list of enriching programs Terra Vista offers, visit our Life Enrichment and Activities page

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Alzheimer’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

View our list Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to become familiar with Alzheimer’s disease. If you have questions or concerns about Alzheimer’s, give our staff a call by phone at (630) 534-0886.

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Hereditary?

Your genes are designed to control the behavior of the cells in your arms, legs, head, and other parts of your body. The color of your skin, eyes, and hair is determined by the genes you inherit from your parents. In addition, the probability of developing specific types of diseases and physical disorders can be dependent on your genes. Scientists and technicians have discovered two types of genes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The first category of genes is referred to as Risk Genes. This type of gene increases the possibility of developing a medical condition in the future, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

The next category of genes is referred to as Deterministic Genes. If you have this type of gene, you will most likely develop a specific physical or mental condition at some point in your life, such as Lewy Body Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. An ordinary gene that increases the likelihood of developing late-onset Alzhimer’s disease is called apolipoprotein E (APOE). There are a total of three versions of apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene. The first form of this gene is called APOE e4. An individual with this type of gene is more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease when compared to individuals that do not have it.

The second form of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is referred to by scientists as APOE e2. A family member that has the APOE e2 gene is less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The next type of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is called APOE e3. The APOE e3 gene does not appear to impact the probability of developing Alzheimer’s disease. You will inherit a single APOE gene from your father and a second APOE gene from your mother. As a result, you have a total of two APOE genes that may increase or decrease your likelihood of developing Alzheimers.

An individual that inherits two APOE e4 genes from their parents is more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease when compared to an individual with one APOE e4 gene. On the other hand, a person with one or more APOE e4 genes may not develop Alzheimer’s dementia. There are a variety of other genes and environmental variables that increase the probability of developing this type of dementia.

Other types of genes that are linked to the formation of Alzheimer’s include PICALM, CLU, and ABCA7. The easiest way to confirm early or late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is to visit a doctor or neurologist. If you need help caring for a family member that has been diagnosed with dementia, give our team of memory care specialists a call by phone at (630) 534-0886. We are a memory care community and facility that offers a variety of Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs.

Are There Medications Available to Treat Alzheimers?

Memantine and cholinesterase inhibitors are sometimes used by doctors to reduce or slow the progression of cognitive problems such as limited short-term memory, problems with contemplation, and bewilderment, and agitation. These two categories of drugs have been cleared by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to remediate the mental and intellectual symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

The cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s are caused by the death of brain cells and neuron connections. The latest medications on the market are designed to preserve specific chemicals in the brain that are involved with the transmission of messages and memories among nerve cells. On the other hand, there are no medications available to stop the spread of Alzheimer’s in the human brain.

However, medications such as cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine may be able to temporarily maintain the severity of symptoms. The staff at our Alzheimer’s care community and facility in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois provide residents with activities that are designed to promote mental stimulation and recollection. We are also familiar with the latest medications that are available to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Give our team a call by phone at (630) 534-0886 to discuss memory and dementia care living options at our community in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

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