Santa Rosa-based Oakmont Senior Living is highlighting the recent opening of The Terraces, which it said creates new care options for regional families with loved ones afflicted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The 33-unit community in Santa Rosa, located on the recently opened, $52 million Fountaingrove Lodge retirement campus, offers a continuum of specialized memory care services designed to meet the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals with early to advanced stages of memory loss, according to Oakmont.

Oakmont Senior Living said the number of individuals with memory loss disorders continues to escalate each year, creating demand for specialized care that effectively handles patients’ conditions as memory, judgment and reasoning skills decline. Many forms of dementia are degenerative; and as symptoms become more severe, drastic behavioral changes set in and the ability to perform daily living activities deteriorates, according to Oakmont.

Specialty therapy and assisted care programs are designed to help prolong a sense of independence, improve communication and mood, encourage physical activity, and drive social interaction among residents.

Additional services range from gourmet cuisine, housekeeping and sleep monitoring to medication management, bathing and dressing assistance and ongoing health assessments. The Terraces staffs licensed nurses, care providers, medication technicians and activity directors to provide these services.