No one wants to hear the word Alzheimer’s when it concerns a loved one or friend. It’s a frightening diagnosis, and it’s normal to be deeply concerned. However, the best way to cope with this disease and to help the person afflicted is to become educated about what Alzheimer’s is and about the caregivers who can help you both through a most difficult time. Sometimes Alzheimer’s home care is the solution. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, which affects memory and intellect. Up to 80 percent of people with dementia have this disease. It usually affects people age 65 or older, although some five percent of the population ages 40-50 have what is called early onset Alzheimer’s. This disease will progressively worsen over time and may go through these stages:
- Moderate: mild memory loss increasing to confusion, ignoring personal hygiene, problem recognizing family and friends.
- Severe: does not recognize family or friends, does not communicate, has no control of bodily functions.
Taking care of a senior with Alzheimer’s If you have a loved one or a friend who has even mild symptoms that indicate a dementia problem, contact a caring group such as us, who understand the fears of family members and the needs of the patient. Although there is no cure as yet for this disease, early treatment is important to help ease the problems associated with progressing dementia. People who are affected with this disease should have Alzheimer’s Care or Alzheimer’s Home Care, which will not only make sure that the needs of the patient are recognized, but can alleviate the anxiety of the other family members. Alzheimers Care in a senior home or Alzheimers Home Care means constant support for both. Our Professional CNA/HHA Alzheimer’s Home Care team helps patients with:
- Stimulating the memory
- Preparing meals
- Aid in standing or walking