Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
If you’re helping a loved one who is coping with Alzheimer’s or Dementia you are not alone. Nearly 16 million family members are caring for an adult senior who requires supervision or assistance. Although Alzheimer’s and Dementia have similarities; most people confuse Alzheimer’s with Dementia. Alzheimer’s is a disease. Dementia on the other hand, is a precursor to Alzheimer’s, affecting individual cognitive abilities and then slowly diminishing memory, contributing to physical disabilities. Most of the time dementia consists of symptoms that include loss of memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. It can also cause personality changes.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be stressful and lead to exhaustion. As symptoms progress, 24 hr. supervision will be needed, including assistance with all daily living activities to ensure safety, comfort, and well being. Statistics show 61% of family caregivers reported significant emotional stress and 43% have reported physical stress from caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. If you are struggling to help your loved one with their care needs, don’t wait to get help. At Golden Years we can give you the assistance, peace of mind, and the break you need.
Our Care Specialist Make the Difference
Our Companion Care Specialists are compassionate, friendly, and understanding. Each Companion Care Specialist is skilled in memory care and trained using our exclusive Co-Active Care system. There is nothing more important to us than providing great care. For this reason, our care plans are designed specifically according to your loved ones care requirements. This leads to happier living and a healthier lifestyle.
Additionally, we will provide a safe environment, companionship, assistance with all daily living needs, supervision, including physical and mental interaction, helping to stimulate memory and cognitive abilities. Our goal is to slow the effects of this disease so your loved one can continue to enjoy their golden years at home.
Warning Signs You Need Home Care
- Denial about the disease and its effect on the person who has been diagnosed.
“I know Mom is going to get better.”
- Anger at the person with Alzheimer’s, anger that no cure exists or anger that people don’t understand what’s happening.
“If he asks me that one more time I’ll scream!”
- Social withdrawal from friends and activities that once brought pleasure.
“I don’t care about getting together with the neighbors anymore.”
- Anxiety about the future.
“What happens when he needs more care than I can provide?”
- Depression that begins to break your spirit and affects your ability to cope.
“I don’t care anymore.”
- Exhaustion that makes it nearly impossible to complete necessary daily tasks.
“I’m too tired for this.”
- Sleeplessness caused by a never-ending list of concerns.
“What if she wanders out of the house or falls and hurts herself?”
- Irritability that leads to moodiness and triggers negative responses and actions.
“Leave me alone!”
- Lack of concentration that makes it difficult to perform familiar tasks.
“I was so busy, I forgot we had an appointment.”
- Health problems that begin to take a mental and physical toll.
“I can’t remember the last time I felt good.”
If your loved one is showing signs of this debilitating disease contact us for a free in-home consultation.
We will discuss the pertinent details and create a specialized care plan.