Alzheimer’s & In-Home Care
Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia and it is currently the sixth leading cause of death within the United States. However, Alzheimer’s does more than just impact memory. It also has a detrimental effect upon behavior and thinking. The disease is usually a slow moving disease, but there currently is no cure and the major symptoms can only be lessened within a best case scenario. What’s even more worrisome is that the disease gets worse and worse over time. Memory loss will intensify, as will the physical symptoms. It becomes more difficult to respond to things, such as the ability to talk to someone speaking to you.
There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers are working hard at learning more about the disease. We know much more about Alzheimer’s than we did even five years ago. The best way to approach the disease is to be proactive. If you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s the sooner you take action, the better. Have a good care plan in place, plus consult with a medical professional in order to see what you can do to slow down its progress. Things like exercise and some medications can slow the spread of Alzheimer’s throughout the brain in some cases within a familiar comfortable environment (best in the home).
Paradise In-Home Care offers quality Alzheimer’s In-Home Care to the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Dementia & In-Home Care
Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather, an umbrella term that describes a group of symptoms that affect thinking and social abilities. Some of these dementia symptoms include short term memory loss, confusion, the loss of problem solving capabilities, impaired judgement or language, and the inability to perform daily activities. And while Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia, there are many more causes and varieties making it very important to see a doctor as soon as possible if you begin to notice an elderly loved one experiencing these symptoms. Early diagnosis gives you time to prepare and make the best decisions for your family and situation.
But if your loved one has already been diagnosed and living with dementia or Alzheimer’s, you and your family may be familiar with the difficulties – the worry about their safety, the stress of supervising their activities of daily living, or the frustrations of communicating and maintaining the relationship you once had before the disease.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s worsen over time and caring for an aging parent or relative while also trying to balance work and family life can take a demanding toll. If you are in this situation and the care for your loved one with this disease is getting overwhelming, you need to know that you have options for support and are not alone. We can help.
Paradise In-Home Care can provide the specialized assistance to help you and your loved one cope with this disease. Our caregivers have the training, experience, and familiarity with the challenges involved to be able to help ease the burden, stimulate your loved one’s mental awareness, maintain their daily routine, independence, and quality of life in the familiar surroundings of their own home.
The Paradise In-Home Care Staff in San Francisco Bay Area is also here for you and your family. We not only provide the care assistance for your elderly parent or relative, but also the support and respite care that is so important for families that have been the primary caregivers of seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.