Alzheimer’s and dementia care – a special challenge when caring for the elderly.
Our memory health aides are trained to provide care to elderly patients with Alzheimer’s or memory issues. Overseen by our team of Registered Nurses, they provide support with difficult situations, personality changes, memory challenges, and more. If and when the symptoms progress, we can alter and increase our care plan and schedule so that families and their loved ones feel safe and well protected.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is very specialized work and requires additional training. The Certified Home Health Aides who provide the service are exceptional, loving people – often having experienced memory loss within their own family.
How Dementia Affects Seniors
Dementia is a decline in memory and other mental abilities. It is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
As many as 7% of adults aged 60 and older suffer from dementia. Along with problems with memory, language, and decision-making abilities, dementia can cause other symptoms. These include changes in mood, such as increased irritability, depression, and anxiety.
Other signs of dementia include:
- Not being able to complete tasks independently
- Difficulty with naming items or close family members
- Forgetting the function of items
- Repeating questions
- Taking much longer to complete customary tasks
- Misplacing items frequently
- Not being able to retrace steps and getting lost
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you are concerned because your loved one is experiencing any of the signs of memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s, it may not be safe to let them continue to live alone. A Certified Home Health Aide can mean the difference between living a life filled with confusion and peril to enjoying life with a trusted health aide to simplify life’s daily tasks.