There are approximately 5.5 million Americans that suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia, and the overwhelming majority of those that do are over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s and dementia create a great deal of difficulty in the lives of those who are affected as their memory and cognitive abilities continue to degenerate. It can be especially challenging for families to provide adequate care for their loved ones with dementia. At Assisting Hands Home Care – Broward County, FL, we provide memory care services in Hollywood, FL and the surrounding areas of west Broward County to assist senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Our caregivers will not only provide effective care for those with dementia, but also engage in activities meant to improve memory.
Personalized Memory Care
Assisting Hands Home Care – Broward County, FL is dedicated to forming personalized memory care plans for each individual that covers their specific needs. In order to create an effective memory care plan, we focus on the following:
- Client’s Background and History: Short-term memory loss is the first sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Those who experience short-term memory loss may find it difficult to engage in conversation. Our caregivers will ask the client about personal history, talents, and interests to help keep them engaged in conversation and create a personal relationship.
- Family Members: We create a memory care plan with the help of family members who are familiar with the client and their condition.
- Kind Deliverables: Our caregivers will treat your loved ones with dignity, compassion, and respect. We understand that those who suffer from dementia may be frustrated or confused and we help to alleviate these feelings with positive engagement.
When providing care for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is beneficial to care for them in the familiar surroundings of their own home. The familiarity of their surroundings will make them feel more comfortable and help combat long-term memory issues. We will make sure their environment is safe, quiet, and free of clutter, and we will encourage them to engage in self-care and activities to help improve memory and maintain a sense of normalcy.
Common Behaviors of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia may be unable to perform daily activities from cooking and housekeeping to personal hygiene activities. It is also common for dementia patients to forget to take their required medication. Other common characteristics of those with dementia include:
Our caregivers at Assisting Hands Home Care – Broward County, FL are well aware of these symptoms and we do all that we can to keep your loved one engaged in various activities to help avoid further memory loss. These activities may include conversation, taking walks, or playing simple card games to keep their minds stimulated.
If you have a family member in Hollywood, FL or the surrounding areas in west Broward County that suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, contact Assisting Hands Home Care – Broward County, FL for our memory care services. Our licensed, bonded, and insured caregivers can provide effective care for those suffering from dementia that includes activities to improve memory. Give us a call at (954) 644-7276 to learn more about our memory care services.