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Newest methods for treating Alzheimer's coming to Evansville

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People living with Alzheimer's will soon have a unique place to get treatment.

When complete, Oasis Dementia Care will have a putting green, a garden and even a "Snoezelen Room".

"Watching someone develop Alzheimer's and watching their family struggle find the right kind of care was really the motivation behind this project," said Bashar Hamami, CEO Oasis Dementia Care.

Bashar Hamami is talking about a close fried of his, who could not find the specialized care he needed for his dementia in Evansville.

So he did something about it.

Turning an old nursing home into a treatment center.

"We've created an atmosphere that is completely designed for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. From the color schemes to the whole décor of the facility," said Keith Gander, C.O.O Oasis.

The new facility will apply the newest methods in treating Alzheimer's.

"We're building a "Snoezelen Room", a relatively new concept," said Bashar. "The idea is instead of giving residents medication to deal with their agitation you put them in this room with sensory experience. Has aroma therapy, music," he said.

Every design detail, from the lighting to wall color, was chosen to stimulate or calm the mind and always help with memory loss.

"Most people if they develop heart problems, they go to a cardiologist or heart hospital," said Bashar. "That was the main motivation to find something similar for people with Alzheimer's."

Oasis Dementia Care will offer three services: adult day care, permanent housing and respite, or temporary care.

The facility is set to open for adult day care services on January 1. 

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