Peristyle Residences has over 15 years of experience in Alzheimer’s & dementia

Whether relationships, employment, or experiences, the most important things in life are captured in the complex web of neurons that create memories. Memory is one of the staples of living a healthy life; however, memory loss can become an unfortunate reality as we age. 

If you feel a family member may be suffering adverse effects of memory loss, it is crucial to take action quickly. At Peristyle Residences, we have outstanding preventative care options for memory retention and loss prevention. Our aim is always to provide peace of mind for the patient and their family. 

Please contact us today to tour one of our eight residential care homes in greater New Orleans, Louisiana. We specialize in assisted living, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aphasia, and all forms of memory loss.  


Our memory care strategy combines a patient and family-centric care plan in which we attempt to diagnose the root cause of the memory loss from a base diagnosis. We want to ensure the diagnosis is 100% correct at its most fundamental level before devising the appropriate treatment plan. We are then fastidious in our progress tracking and can alter the plan to maximize results.  With residential care homes throughout greater New Orleans, including suburbs such as Metairie and Jefferson, we are proud to care for your elderly loved ones.


Peristyle Residences has eight residential care homes located in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of our memory care homes are located in New Orleans proper, while others reside in neighboring suburbs such as Metairie, Bucktown, and Jefferson.

We also have a sister community on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, Louisiana.  

Others are homelike, we are home

Our caregivers are dedicated to ensuring each and every resident receives exceptional, personalized care – for their health, safety, wellbeing and comfort. 



Does it have to be Alzheimer’s Disease? This is a common question among people encountering memory loss for the first time. There are many forms of memory loss, each with its diagnosis and treatment options. It’s critical to have a memory care assessment performed to determine which type of memory love affects your elderly loved one. 

Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia and the most commonly associated memory loss condition synonymous with old age. Alzheimer’s is caused by general atrophy and “shrinking” of the brain. Changes in “planning” and “solving problems” along with simple memory loss “where is everything?” are early-onset symptoms of the condition. 

Dementia can be caused by various factors that cause the misfiring of the electrical signals between neurons. Dementia is defined as the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interfere with everyday activities. Dementia can be caused by disease (Alzheimer’s), traumatic brain injury, or chronic substance abuse. Depending on the root cause, we have a multi-faceted treatment program at Peristyle Residences to help manage the condition and alleviate symptoms.

Parkinson’s Disease is a condition that is mainly associated with an apparent physical decline in motor ability and bodily function. Parkinson’s can significantly impact the NeoCortex and Limbic System, resulting in memory loss. 

Direct impacts to the head leading to concussions and head trauma are some of the most well-known incidents directly leading to memory loss. This sudden movement and effects on the brain can twist and stretch the cells and nerves in the brain or change how chemicals and signals work for a time. 

As the body ages, integral moving parts of our anatomy that generally interact with each other slow down. Oxygen and blood flow are two of the significant factors that can influence memory retention. Memory loss can be prevented by ensuring blood flows 100% correctly on a fundamental level. 

Primary progressive aphasia (uh-FAY-zhuh) is a rare nervous system syndrome that affects the ability to communicate. People with it can have trouble expressing their thoughts and understanding or finding words. Aphasia can lead to memory loss if not caught in the early stage. 

One of the most challenging and arduous decisions a patient, family, or caregiver can make is when to seek care or medical assistance for memory loss. Here is a checklist of questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether to care for your elderly loved one. 

  • What is causing their memory loss?
  • Is memory loss affecting their happiness and daily life? 
  • Do they forget where they put things, significant life events, and people’s faces? 
  • Do they mix up their medications?
  • Are they unable to manage their finances?
  • Does your loved one wander or get lost?
  • Do they exhibit unordinary acts of aggression?
  • Do they need to remember to perform activities of daily living such as laundry, oral hygiene, taking out the trash, etc? 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, seek a medical test immediately for your elderly loved one. If your loved one is struggling even just a bit to get a grasp of things, the wisest decision is to seek medical care so that you can alleviate the symptoms and start preventative measures.


Others are homelike, we are home