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Care for Dementia and Alzheimers Sufferers

Posted May 03, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and is the most common type of dementing disease afflicting the elderly.  Alzheimer’s is a brain disorder that results in progressive failure of the ability to remember, think, reason or make judgments and is ultimately a fatal disease.  Eventually, the brain shuts down all vital functions.  At present, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s.  There is hope for a better overall way of life for a loved one who struggles with the disease.   While there is no cure and no way to reverse the effects, there is hope for a better quality of life.  Millions of people suffer from this disease and will require daily assistance. 

Dementia is a broad symptom complex and can result from a variety of causes.  It may or may not be reversible.  The many symptoms of dementia can range from disorientation, poor memory, reduced intellectual functioning, reduced judgment, and alterations in emotional background.  The most noticeable change caused by dementia will be the loss of skills for everyday living.  Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia. 

Many seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related diseases are increasingly being forced in to nursing homes or assisted living facilities unnecessarily.  The unneeded move racks up preventable monthly bills and can even create stress on your loved one.  Most people with the condition prefer to live and be cared for in the comforts of their own home.  The Alzheimer’s society claims there is inadequate help for everyday tasks such as shopping, washing and dressing. As a result of the lack of daily care, many people are ending up in nursing homes or assisted living facilities or possibly admitted to a hospital unnecessarily.  There is a better solution to the ever-changing needs of a person who struggles with Alzheimer’s. 

Senior Helpers of Memphis East provides in home care for Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers for the areas of Memphis, Germantown, Bartlett, Collierville, and Cordova, Tennessee.  The in-home care will allow your loved one to hold on to their cherished independence.  A reliable caregiver will be there to assist your loved one with all of their daily needs.  Your family can find peace of mind in knowing that with the help of Senior Helpers of Memphis East, your loved one is never alone for long periods of time.  All caregivers from Senior Helpers are experienced and expert in the field of care for Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers. 

If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home elderly care and the many benefits of professional senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Memphis East to speak to a senior care specialist today at 901-586-8788!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Memphis East provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, peace of mind visits and so much more to all areas of Memphis, Germantown, Bartlett, Collierville, and Cordova, Tennessee.