Memory Support

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Memory Care for Long Island Seniors

The kind of care you’d want for yourself.

If you know someone suffering from memory loss, age-related dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you know what a demanding, even heartbreaking, challenge it can be. The professional memory care services at The Tuttle Center at The Amsterdam at Harborside in Port Washington may be the answer for your family. We pride ourselves on being one of the best dementia care facilities on Long Island.

Memory support at The Tuttle Center is guided by the principles of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, where self-actualization results in peak experiences regardless of memory loss or cognitive ability. This is aided by an environment where residents experience safety, security, belonging, love and esteem. We also employ the Dakim Brain Fitness program of cognitive stimulation therapy, which can significantly improve cognition and behavior.

For those residents displaying aggression and an inability to self-soothe, our Snoezelen room offers a multisensory experience where residents can retreat from overstimulation, pacify symptoms of restless behavior, explore, relax and connect with the world.

All these high-quality services are performed with attention to the individual and in a way that helps your loved one experience more meaningful moments and more fulfilling days. Every memory support residence in The Tuttle Center is a private suite to help create an environment and an experience closer to assisted living.

Specialized Care

  • Licensed nursing staff on site 24/7
  • Medication administration
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Chef-prepared cuisine to meet special dietary needs
  • Emphasis placed on understanding and responding to each individual’s wants and needs
  • Access to a full continuum of care
  • Special activities and socialization programming
  • Exercise to help maintain motor coordination with activities such as Tai Chi, yoga and chair fitness
  • Music therapy to stimulate memory and create uplifting feelings
  • Art therapy to enhance fine motor coordination
  • Cognitive therapy using games, books and trivia to boost brain function and strengthen the mind
  • Lifestyle stations to help calm disruptive behaviors and restore feelings of purpose and emotions, utilizing special mementos that include a wedding dress, tux and top hat, manual typewriter, baby doll, shoe shine kit and sewing machine

Community Amenities

  • Well-designed, private studio apartment residences
  • Comfortable, relaxing common living areas
  • Dining venue specifically appointed to address the needs of residents
  • Secure garden courtyard with outdoor seating and dining areas
  • Protected, outdoor walking path
  • Beauty salon/barbershop

Contact us for details, or call 516.472.6636 to schedule a private tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. So we work not only with individuals, but with family members and caregivers, searching for the perfect balance of respect and care from day to day. Memory support residences at The Tuttle Center are carefully designed to ensure that residents feel safe and secure. Our program is structured to build confidence in an environment that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments through familiar schedules and surroundings.

Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.