We will help your loved one remain independent at home happy, healthy and safe.
In addition to transportation, personal care, preparing meals and doing light cleaning and laundry, our caregivers help our clients with exercises which stimulate mental awareness:
Dementia / Alzheimer’s Assistance (Stimulate Mental Awareness)
- Reading / Listen to Music
- Help Writing Letters
- Playing Cards / Games
- Family Photo Albums
- Craft Projects
- Monitor Television Viewing
- Take on Outings
- Personal Hygiene
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What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Dementia is a general term used to describe the loss in memory and other brain capabilities which is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Symptoms include impairment s in thinking, communication and memory.
Many times the term “dementia” itself is confusing, because it is not actually a disease, but rather a group of symptoms which can be caused by different diseases. It progressively erodes human memory and experiential knowledge that defines the individual’s cognitive skills, social engagement and sense of self.
There are different types of dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common type. It accounts for an estimated 60 to 80 percent of cases. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
How do you know if it’s Alzheimer’s or just “Old Age”?
Some memory loss is usually typical with age. However, chronic memory problems are usually the first signs of Alzheimer’s. Potential early warning signs are word finding trouble, vision and spatial mis-judgments, and impaired reasoning or irrational decision making.
Signs of Alzheimer’s
|Memory challenges that upset daily life||Occasionally unable remember names or appointments, but remembering later|
|Unable to make plans or solve problems||Infrequent mistakes when reconciling a checkbook|
|Consistently poor judgment||Making a bad decision once in a while|
|Inability to manage a budget||Missing a monthly payment|
|Losing track of the date or season||Forgetting which day it is, but remembering later|
|Frequent difficulty in carrying on a conversation||Sometimes forgetting which word to use|
|Unable to retrace steps to find things||Misplacing or losing objects occasionally|
Assisting Hands® Home Care can help you and your loved one
Assisting Hands® Home Care prides itself on developing an individualized care plan for each of our clients. Using cues from the client’s background and previous talents and interests, a stimulating care plan is developed. Input from loving family members is always welcome.
Because Alzheimer’s and Dementia disorders can take many forms and present distinctive challenges, our caregivers are carefully trained in providing appropriate and positive reinforcement techniques in a loving and dignified manner.
Call 561-829-3080 today to find out how Assisting Hands® Home Care can assist you.