special care at RiverMead in Peterborough NHRiverMead also has a memory care neighborhood that provides personalized care and assistance.  It is led by our Special Care Coordinator and staffed 24 hours a day by specially trained staff members who support residents with memory loss.

RiverMead's unique approach reinforces each resident's capabilities while affirming dignity and self-esteem.  The aviary, large fish tank, and secure outside garden area are just a few of the amenities that make this part of our community so special.

You have the peace of mind knowing that if nursing care is ever needed, it is available at no additional charge.

The Basics

Alzheimer’s/Dementia causes memory loss that gets progressively worse over time. There are many different types of dementia that can cause a variety of different symptoms.

Symptoms include but aren’t limited to:

  • Difficulty finding words
  • Mood changes
  • Personality changes
  • Decreased verbal ability
  • Irritability
  • Short term memory loss
  • Living in the past
  • Little sense of time
  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Decreased appetite
  • Poor hygiene
  • Aggression/Paranoia/Hallucinations
  • Poor social skills
  • Loss of interest in loved activities
  • Inability to string together a sentence
  • Difficulty performing everyday tasks

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