Memory care is a specific form of long-term treatment that focuses on the special needs of individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other types of conditions that negatively affect an individual’s ability to remember. All these above-mentioned conditions have different degrees of severity, and progress differently in each patient. This means that caring for individuals who suffer from these mental illnesses involves a very specific treatment plan. It is necessary to treat current symptoms while trying to prevent the onset of new issues. In most cases the progression of these illnesses is inevitable, but with proper care the individual can still have a high quality of life. In regard to assisted living, not all centers offer memory care options, and those that do can only do so much as there is a limit to the amount of care assisted living facilities can offer. If your loved one has memory care needs on top of preexisting medical conditions, a higher level of care may be recommended.