Those who suffer from a degenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can greatly benefit from home care. But this kind of care can be difficult for family members due to the constant level of care needed.
However, the memory care services provided by our caregivers can help your loved one to live safely at home. Professional caregivers know how to respond to mood swings and agitation, using positive reinforcement as well as keeping them engaged in memory exercises to slow their cognitive disabilities.
You can reach us at (262) 565-6898 for more information about our memory and dementia home care services for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
Assisting Hands caregivers will build a personal relationship with your loved ones by engaging them in conversations about their memories
Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s
While the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s are used interchangeably, they are not the same. Dementia is a general term that describes a number of symptoms, including cognitive degeneration and memory loss. Alzheimer’s is a specific but common form of dementia that affects over 70 percent of American citizens suffering from dementia. Alzheimer’s is also a leading cause of death among seniors.
All forms of dementia are degenerative diseases that affect both cognitive abilities and memory loss. The symptoms produced as a result will worsen over time as it becomes more difficult for the loved one to take care of themselves. Those in all stages of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia will require constant care in order to live safely and comfortably at home.
Signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Memory loss is very common among seniors as they age, so we can never be too sure if it’s a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Those in the early stages may experience constant memory loss, as well as confusion and agitation. It’s important to be aware of the early stages of dementia to get the help needed to manage their symptoms.
All of the following are common symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s:
- Wandering: General confusion causes those affected to wander throughout the house looking for lost friends, family, or things that don’t exist. This can be dangerous if they manage to leave their home doing these activities.
- Forgetfulness: Short term memory loss is the first sign of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Forgetting conversations and events from the previous day will become more frequent, followed by forgetting family members and other loved ones in the later stages.
- Agitation: Those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia are aware of their cognitive and mobility limitations, making them feel frustrated. Agitation outbursts and mood swings are common in the later stages.
- Incontinence: The final stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia will include loss of control in body functions, leading to incontinence.
Memory Care Services in Waukesha, WI and Surrounding Areas
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide memory care services to help families take care of their senior loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in Waukesha, WI and surrounding areas. Our caregivers can meet with you and your loved one to evaluate their specific needs and create a customized home care plan. This will include personal care to help them feel safe and comfortable at home.
Our Alzheimer’s and dementia memory care services include the following:
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Companionship: It’s important to be a friend or companion as it is beneficial for those suffering from these conditions. Our caregivers know how to talk to your loved one about their background and keep them engaged in fun activities that will slow their memory loss.
- Personal Care: Conducting personal care tasks can be difficult for dementia patients. Our caregivers can help with these tasks, including bathing, using the restroom, and getting dressed.
- Wandering: Those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia will wander but Assisting Hands Home Care will help them stay safe when they do it. We will keep the walkways free of obstacles to keep them safe in the home.
- Medication Reminders: Assisting Hands Home Care caregivers will ensure your loved ones are taking the right medications at the proper times.
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It can be difficult to care for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, but our caregivers can help. We are trained to respond to common symptoms of these conditions, slowing their memory loss by engaging them in mentally stimulating activities.
Assisting Hands Home Care is available at (262) 565-6898 in Waukesha, WI and the surrounding areas to provide Alzheimer’s and dementia home care services at home. Give us a call for an in-home consultation at no cost.