Memory Care Resources

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
Read the transcript from Rita's first live #MemoryChat held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Rita was joined by Sunrise Care Team members and hosted a productive conversation on all things memory care related with our Twitter followers.

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:

What's the Connection Between Parkinson's and Dementia?
Is it Time for Assisted Living or Not?

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 to schedule an interview.

Care Questionnaire
Unsure of the type of care you or loved one may need? Take The Sunrise Care Questionnaire or view the top 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's.


Video Gallery
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.

Caregiver Guide

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

A self-guided study to help caregivers understand their loved one's world with Alzheimer's disease to make communication more meaningful and joyful.


Memory Care Photo Gallery

Press Releases

Sunrise Senior Living Provides Helpful Memory Care Resources During Alzheimer's Awareness and National Caregiver Month

Caregivers of Older Adults Feel Mental and Financial Stress Over the Holiday Season

Sunrise Senior Living Raises more than $400,000 in The Fight to End Alzheimer's

Sunrise Senior Living Provides Support and Tips for Spending the Holidays with Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Sunrise Senior Living Hosts Events on World Alzheimer's Day to Provide Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers

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