Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
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More than 5 million Americans 65 and older now have Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Assisting loved ones with dementia is a privilege and joy for most families. However, due to the constant attention and care necessary, this can also be a strain on the family.
Hiring a professional caregiver can provide a caregiver with much-needed respite care so they can attend to daily living matters or simply have a break.
Many studies indicate that although dementia patients experience severe or chronic pain, they regularly receive fewer analgesics than healthy senior adults. This can primarily be attributed to the fact that while a healthy senior can verbalize pain and discomfort, dementia patients, especially those in the late stages, cannot. Pain reporting is dependent on memory and verbal capacity; dementia patients generally have difficulty with both and cannot report when they are experiencing pain.
Alzheimer's disease can cause instances of confusion, fright and frustration for the person with Alzheimer's disease as well as for loved ones and caregivers. Here is a list of tips to achieve better communication.
With the growing prevalence of health care options for seniors, more and more seniors opt to live independently in their own homes and receive healthcare from elder care service providers as opposed to nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
In the early stages of dementia, many seniors show less interest in what were once their favorite activities, and that can be hard on family and loved ones who want to help them.
Home care companies can make significant differences in the lives of seniors with Alzheimer's. It is no secret that Alzheimer's is highly prevalent among today's seniors.