What is Expressions?

Using innovative care techniques and life enrichment programming, Expressions provides people living with dementia an outlet for creativity through five aspects of healthy aging. Most importantly, we take care of the details so that you can focus on the more positive aspects of your relationship with your loved one. Expressions is designed to make our residents feel accepted, important, and comfortable… at home.

The Concept of Friendship

A memory care community should create an environment in which the affected individual can live a productive, active and meaningful life. We apply the lessons of friendship when providing care. Friendships often form based on mutual activities and doing things together. As we continue to do activities with our residents, relationships built on trust and respect will naturally develop.

The Best Friends™ Approach

We work with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia expert David Troxel, MPH, who helped pioneer the Best Friends™ Approach, which states that what a person with dementia needs most of all is a “Best Friend”. This can be a family member, friend, or staff member who empathizes with their situation, remains loving and positive, and is dedicated to helping the person feel safe, secure and valued.

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It’s a very rich program with physical, spiritual and emotional wellness, and even good food and friendship and company. I think it's a very contemporary program…One thing I like about Expressions is that they keep it fresh and new...The fact that Prestige brings out new campaigns and music and new ideas and new games and new strategies, I think it's very refreshing for people living with dementia.

David Troxel, author and expert in memory care

The Five Elements of Expressions

Healthy Expressions

Exercise is critical for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, as research shows that exercise can slow the progression of the disease. Our residents engage in regular physical activities led by trained staff who can help them stay fit and active.

Tasty Expressions

Tasty Expressions activities celebrate the joy and pleasure that can come from food. Food provides nutrition, a chance for socialization and an opportunity to reminisce about favorite foods and recipes. It stimulates the senses and builds social bonds with other residents and caregivers.

Artistic Expressions

These activities celebrate the creative spirit in us all. Research has established that those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias often experience a spike in creativity. Artistic Expressions celebrates and encourages imagination involving the arts, poetry and music.

Educational Expressions

These Expressions activities emphasize the value and benefit of lifelong learning. We used to believe that those with dementia could not learn and retain information, however, new research indicates that many actually can continue learning. Even those who are profoundly forgetful can still enjoy the experience of learning. Our team helps find appropriate opportunities for our residents to continue their educational journey.

Spiritual Expressions

Spirituality means different things to different people. For some people, it is a connection with God, or a higher being. For others, it is an experience of awe, focused attention, or mental discipline. Spiritual Expressions activities enable each person to develop inner peace through their own spiritual journey. Our team members work with our residents and families to find ways to create those moments of spiritual joy.

Health and Wellness Programming With Expressions

Expressions Directors

Our memory care communities have an Expressions Director who guides the programming that keeps our residents days’ filled with fun and enriching experiences. These Expressions Directors are well-versed in the needs and care of those living with cognitive decline, and tailor the programming accordingly. If you have a loved one for who memory care may be necessary, contact the community nearest you to set up a tour and learn more.

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Guide to Memory Care

If you have a loved one who’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may be wondering what the road ahead looks like. Our Guide to Memory Care is a handy booklet that offers advice and tips as you chart a path forward. Download it to learn more about best relating to your loved one and practical tips for caring for them.

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Dementia Toolkit

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, people understand the memory loss, but many are unaware of other symptons, including diminished vision, hearing and motor skills. As such, Prestige has a dementia toolkit at its Expressions communities with items that help simulate for family members what their loved one is going through. Watch this television feature to learn more.

Dementia Toolkit

Partnership With David Troxel

At Prestige Senior Living we work closely with David Troxel, a leading expert on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. David has co-authored six books and along with his research partner Virginia Bell, pioneered The Best Friends™ Approach to dementia care. Learn more about David at his website.

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Expressions Directors

Our memory care communities have an Expressions Director who guides the programming that keeps our residents days’ filled with fun and enriching experiences. These Expressions Directors are well-versed in the needs and care of those living with cognitive decline, and tailor the programming accordingly. If you have a loved one for who memory care may be necessary, contact the community nearest you to set up a tour and learn more.

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