Dementia is a word that describes symptoms that can be categorized as memory loss and as cognitive impairments that interfere with daily activities. Alzheimer's is a form of dementia and it is degenerative and progressive in nature. More and more people are being diagnosed with these diseases and they can be very difficult to deal with by family members. That is where senior care at home becomes an important option to examine.
If you have an elderly person at home that you are currently taking care of, you already know how much of a toll it can take on your emotional and physical well-being. This is a progressive disease and assistance and support is often required.
Our home care professionals use a number of different strategies that help a person that is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia so they can continue to lead a life that is purposeful while remaining at home. Our trained caregivers know how to identify the various stages of Alzheimer's and dementia and know what a patient can do and what would be expected of him based on what stage he is at.
Long-Term Care Plans
Our caregivers can also put together a long-term plan for care and support based on specific strategies that have proven to be successful in the past. All of our caretakers are provided with comprehensive training so that they know what would be the best care indicated in any type of unique situation.
Care plans will be worked out to encourage continued engagement in the activities of daily life, provide stimulation for the brain and provide social interaction opportunities. All of this training is created with the goal of helping a person with Alzheimer's or dementia live safely and comfortably in their own home for as long as possible.
Dealing with patients that suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can be one of the most difficult situations that other family members may ever have to deal with. It is so hard to see a loved one losing his memory and to know that there are many times that he may not even recognize his loved ones. In many cases the person that has a form of dementia may lash out at others simply because he is not being understood and is getting very confused. This can add to the already difficult problem at hand and this is a time when you’d need to call in professional help.
Our caregivers know that understanding is very important when it comes to dealing with a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. There are certain ways to handle these conditions that won’t upset the patient and will, in fact, provide some positive stimulation that may help him. It’s important to know that help is available and that you don’t need to go through this alone. There are resources available that you can use to help deal with things and we’ll help to provide support to all family members that require it during this difficult time.