At The Watermark, we pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of The Gardens, our Memory Care neighborhood, to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We utilize Expressive Arts, Physical Wellness and Watermark University to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time.
Recently we held a Virtual Dementia Tour where department heads and family members of residents with dementia could experience what living with dementia might feel like. “They were amazed how depressed it made them feel, and helpless and angry,” said Kathy Baksi, Social Worker in The Springs. “Family members who don’t understand dementia can easily become impatient and frustrated,” said Amy Snyder, Administrator at The Watermark.
Our hope is that educating family members of the difficulties associated with living with dementia may give them a better understanding of what their loved one goes through on a daily basis as well as a clearer understanding of the responsibilities and expectations of caregivers.
The Watermark’s Virtual Dementia Tour was recognized by the Philly Inquirer for its excellence. An article written by Stacey Burling was published on philly.com on March 7th, 2015. To read the full article, please click here.
Pictured: Jennifer Tapner (left), Executive Director of the Watermark, and Administrator Amy Snyder