GEM – Gentle Expert Memorycare
Thank you for your interest in GEM Adult Day Services, Inc. on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality services to both participants and caregivers.
GEM provides a positive supportive environment for adults with memory loss, physical, and mental disabilities and those in need of socialization.
More than 6 million Americans have received a dementia diagnosis, which includes Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy body, Parkinson dementia, frontotemporal and other subtypes. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 80% of people living with dementia are receiving care in their homes (March 29, 2016). Yet these staggering statistics are expected to increase exponentially as “baby boomers” continue to age. Dementia affects more than just the individual who has the disease. Caregivers, family members, neighbors, friends…each group also has a stake in learning more about memory care and how to foster a sense of normalcy for those who still “got a lot o’ livin’ to do.”