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Coordinated Non-Pharmacological Treatment
The Hearthstone Treatment Program focuses on making up for residents' impairments through environment and programming. Despite the very real changes occurring in their brains, people with dementia can continue to flourish:

• Environments cue residents by speaking for themselves
• Staff uses residents' own definition of reality in interactions
• Daily routines empower residents by focusing on positive emotional outcomes
• Continuous activities promote the sense of belonging to a community and promote
  the development of each resident's individuality
• Communication takes place through music, touch, and art
• Behavior improvement occurs through positive reaction and reinforcement

The Hearthstone approach is appropriate for all stages of Alzheimer's and includes:

  • Live-in treatment respite care and day programs available
  • Daily assistance with all ADL's
  • Reminders and management for medication
  • Home-like setting and atmosphere reduces anxiety
  • Security provides reassurance and independence
  • Continuous engaging life-quality activities
  • 24-hour awake staff supports residents with sleep disturbances
  • "Hearthstone Way" Alzheimer's staff training
  • Caregiver support groups for spouses and children
  • Enriched environments decrease disorientation
  • Healing gardens to combat the effects of sundowning
  The symptoms of dementias can
be reduced and managed with
appropriate, coordinated treatment.

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care 130 New Boston St.
Suite 103, Woburn MA 01801
1-888-422-CARE   wecare@thehearth.org