Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are degenerative cognitive conditions that affect around 5.5 million people in the U.S. over the age of 65. All forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, start off slowly but progress over time with much more serious symptoms. Those affected may start out by forgetting where they put the remote, but they will soon forget the people they have known their whole lives and lose awareness of where they are.
Those in the later stages of dementia will also have trouble taking basic care of themselves. It is important for people with Alzheimer’s and different forms of dementia to receive constant daily care, and it is most beneficial for them to receive care in the familiar environment of their home.
Alzheimer’s and dementia Home Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
At Assisting Hands Palm Beach, we can help care for those suffering from these diseases in Palm Beach Gardens, FL with our Alzheimer’s and dementia home care services. Each of our caregivers are specially trained to care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and engage them in memory care exercises that can help slow their memory loss. We will make sure the environment within the home is safe for your loved ones with dementia and we will help curb their agitation and mood swings with positive reinforcement techniques.
- Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services are more specialized than typical home care.
- Our memory care exercises will engage your loved ones and help slow the effects of memory loss.
- We are ready to interact with those who display symptoms of dementia including forgetfulness and agitation.
What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Dementia is a term that refers to all conditions that lead to memory loss and a decline in cognitive abilities that can interfere with daily life. The most common symptoms that are present in all forms of dementia include memory loss and impairment in thinking and communication.
Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services will help your loved ones live safely and happily at home:
Many people are confused by the term “dementia” which is not a disease itself, but a term that describes similar symptoms from many different diseases. Those suffering from these diseases lose their memory and experiential knowledge which can affect their cognitive and social skills as well as their sense of self.
The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which is responsible for 60-80 percent of dementia cases and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
How to tell if it’s Alzheimer’s or “old age?”
It is common for people to experience some memory loss as they get older, making it difficult to differentiate between old age and the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. However, if your loved one shows the following symptoms, they could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s:
- Chronic memory problems
- Trouble finding words
- Impaired reasoning
- Irrational behavior and decision making
- Vision and spatial misjudgments
How Assisting Hands Palm Beach Can Help
Our caregivers have each received specialized training to provide those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia with effective memory care services. Agitation and mood swings are common among those suffering from these diseases and our caregivers will always respond with positive reinforcement to help reduce these feelings. We also engage Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with memory care exercises that are designed to stimulate mental activity and reduce memory loss.
Our care plans are customized to cover the unique care needs of your loved ones in their home. We can include assistance with personal activities and memory care as well as transportation, light housekeeping, and meal preparation among other tasks.
We will help promote mental stimulation in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with the following activities:
- Personal hygiene help
- Reading and listening to music
- Writing letters
- Games including card games
- Looking through family photo albums
- Going on outings
- Craft projects
- Watching movies and television
Call us for a Complimentary In-Home Assessment For Your In-Home Memory Care Needs
Seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia need effective, daily care to live safely in their own homes. Contact Assisting Hands Palm Beach if you have loved ones in Palm Beach Gardens, FL living with these degenerative diseases. You can reach us at (561) 781-5885 for Alzheimer’s and dementia home care services.