Individuals with gradual loss of short term memory, changes in personality, mood, or behavior may have signs of Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, or simply mild cognitive impairment and require specialized support, attention and medical diagnosis. Alzheimer’s develops slowly and gradually worsens over time. Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care are often provided for in safe, secure assisted living complexes, residential homes, or skilled nursing home facilities with trained staff. A progressive disease, Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. The emphasis of memory care is a secure environment with the appropriate level of safety, personal care, attention and engagement.