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Resources to Remember is a week-long public event at participating Sunrise Senior Living communities across the U.S. and Canada centered on our innovative memory care program and various caregiver resources. From support groups to useful tips and guides, we offer a wealth of resources designed to support caregivers through the memory loss journey.
Sunrise’s Memory Care Program is led by Rita Altman, R.N., vice president of Memory Care and Programming, and one of seven people world-wide trained in the Validation Method of communication. Our program is inspired by a research-based holistic approach to care for those with early-onset dementia to late stage memory loss and Alzheimer’s.
Connect with Rita Altman
Rita Altman is the vice president, Memory Care and Programming, for Sunrise Senior Living, and has more than 30 years of nursing experience including nursing education, staff development training and intergenerational programming, as well as management in childcare, adult day care, assisted living and skilled nursing settings. Rita is one of seven Validation Masters worldwide and studied under Naomi Feil, who developed the Validation Method.
Live Twitter Chats with Rita
Join us for Rita's next Twitter Chat: Coming Soon!
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"Ask Rita" on The Sunrise Blog
Rita regularly answers valuable questions submitted by our blog and social media followers on The Sunrise Blog in our "Ask Rita" series. Here are just a few topics Rita has shared her guidance on:
Have a question for Rita? Submit yours today!
Press & Media Opportunities with Rita
Rita Altman is available for interviews on a range of memory care topics, including Sunrise's unique approach to dementia and Alzheimer's care, lifestyle habits and activities and how music can be a powerful tool used to connect with those dealing with memory loss. Contact Media@SunriseSeniorLiving.com to schedule an interview.
Our memory care video gallery includes caregiving tips and resources, resident and family testimonials, a look into a day in the life of our Reminiscence Neighborhoods and more. Click here to view all of our memory care videos. Here are some of the highlights:
Hear from the daughters of a Sunrise resident on their experiences in our Reminiscence Neighborhood.
Learn how the use of the Validation Method can greatly benefit those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss.
The Sunrise Reminiscence Program honors and celebrates each individual. Learn how Sunrise integrates this into programming which results in a better quality of life for our residents.
Our 2014 Caregiver Guide is full of advice and expertise that can help caregivers not only improve the care they provide for their loved one, but to also to help them take care of themselves so they can better care for their loved ones. View the Caregiver Guide here.
Support Groups at Sunrise
Sunrise communities offer support groups, open to the public, for caregivers to share information, insight, advice and encouragement.
A Journey of Discovery:
A Resource For Families & Loved Ones
Memory Care Photo Gallery