Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other forms of dementia can greatly benefit from receiving care in their own home. But those who suffer from these conditions will need constant care that makes it difficult for family caregivers to provide. The memory care services offered by Assisting Hands Home Care can help them to feel safe and comfortable at home. Our dementia caregivers are also trained to respond positively to mood swings and agitation, and we keep them engaged in memory exercises to slow memory loss.
Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Disease
Give us a call at (262) 721-1155 for more information about our memory care services for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The terms Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. Dementia is a general term used to describe a series of symptoms including memory loss and cognitive degeneration. Alzheimer’s is one kind of dementia that affects 70 percent of senior citizens in the U.S. today. It is known to be a leading cause of death in the country.
All forms of dementia are degenerative diseases that affect both cognitive abilities and memory. The symptoms produced from these conditions will get worse over time as they make it more difficult for the individual to take care of themselves. Regardless, those in all stages of dementia should be receiving home care to keep them safe and comfortable.
Signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Memory loss is common among many seniors as they age, but it isn’t a sure sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Those in the early stages will experience more consistent issues like forgetting activities from the previous day or conversations. Those in the later stages won’t be able to recognize friends or family. It’s important to stay aware to recognize these symptoms in their earliest stages to get them the help they need right away.
All of the following symptoms include:
- Forgetfulness: Common in the beginning stages, short term memory is the first to be affected, causing those affected to forget recent conversations and events. Over time, they will forget family members and friends.
- Wandering: General confusion is common in the beginning phases, causing them to wander looking for lost or passed family or friends. They may also look for things that don’t exist. Wandering can be dangerous if they are left unsupervised or leave their home.
- Agitation: Those suffering from dementia are often aware of their cognitive limitations, causing them to become frustrated. They may even experience outbursts of agitation or mood swings.
- Incontinence: In the latest stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s, the individual will lose control of their body, leading to incontinence.
Dementia Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients in Pewaukee, WI and Surrounding Areas
Those suffering from these conditions will need constant care to manage their symptoms and to keep them safe. Our caregivers in Pewaukee, WI are specially trained to care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia throughout all stages of the disease.
We will respond quickly and positively when your loved ones wander to ensure they move safely throughout the home and don’t fall. We also take a positive approach to help agitation and mood swings. Finally, they will be engaged in stimulating exercises to slow the effects of memory loss.
All of the following activities are included within our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services:
- Companionship: It’s important for those suffering from these conditions to be surrounded by friends and family, which is why we work to build a personal connection with your loved one, engaging them in friendly conversation. We will also engage them in their favorite hobbies to prevent mood swings and slow memory loss.
- Personal Care: Those in the later stages may experience difficulty with self-care tasks. Our caregivers can help with bathing, using the restroom, getting dressed, incontinence, and more.
- Wandering: Those in almost all stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia will wander but we can prevent the risk of falls by clearing pathways and guiding them throughout the home.
- Medication Reminders: We will ensure your loved one never misses a dose of their medication by reminding them to take it at the right time.
- Meal Preparation: Our caregivers will be happy to prepare and serve meals to ensure they are getting proper nutrition. All dietary restrictions are also kept in mind.
As soon as you call Assisting Hands Home Care for our dementia and memory care services, our professionals will meet with you and develop a detailed care plan according to your loved one’s needs. We will also update you if there are any changes in your loved one’s condition and update the plan accordingly.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you have a loved one who struggles with Alzheimer’s or dementia in Pewaukee, WI area, contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (262) 721-1155. We provide free, in-home consultations.
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