Applewood Our House in Denver offers care to residents wanting assisted living as well as those with memory loss. Private rooms as well as companion rooms with shared baths are available with daily housekeeping as well as laundry service as needed. Onsite and offsite events are scheduled along with free transportation for outings to places such as the Denver Zoo, the air and space museum, and neighborhood bowling lanes. The Center focuses on developing activities to help residents with memory loss maintain and even retrieve old memoires. Because residents who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia need to find ways that connect them to their daily world, Applewood Our House uses physical activities, psychological enforcing, and social interactions to help them increase their memory skills. The Center emphasizes the importance of stretching, walking, and any other types of low-impact physical activities, which seems to help with their cognitive skills. Any types of social interaction with family and friends helps cognitive function because it reminds them of the past and helps them concentrate on the present. Other activities such as going out for an ice cream, or dancing helps, as well. Participating in quizzes or searching through a crossword puzzle also helps seniors dig up information that was forgotten or just was not used in quite some time. By repeating and reinforcing, residents often retain that information for some time.