Alzheimer’s Care and Dementia Care
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia—a group of disorders characterized mostly by memory loss. More than half of all dementia cases are classified as Alzheimer’s disease. While some memory loss is a normal part of the aging process, Alzheimer’s disease is not normal and gets progressively worse over time. In addition to memory loss, Alzheimer’s causes a number of other cognitive issues. Some other noticeable symptoms may include:
- Short-term memory loss
- Suspicion or paranoia about other people (including family)
- Difficulty with communication or speaking
- Behavioral or mood changes
Because the disease does get worse over time, Alzheimer’s care will get increasingly more difficult. We offer specialized Alzheimer’s care services to help take some of the responsibility and stress off of your shoulders.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is not a single disorder, but a group of disorders that have similar symptoms. A form of dementia can either be caused by an injury or a brain disease. Dementia is characterized by a steady decline in one’s mental abilities—typically related to old age. Memory loss is the most common sign of dementia, but there are other indications or warning signs. Some of the most obvious indicators of dementia include:
- Impaired vision and perception
- Impaired communication or language skills
- An inability to focus or pay attention
- Misplacing items more frequently
Because dementia gets worse over time, someone with the disorder will need more and more assistance as it progresses. If your loved one is living with dementia, it can be emotionally draining to watch their decline on a daily basis. We offer dementia care services to help take some of the responsibility and stress off of your shoulders.
Dementia Care and Alzheimer's Care with Comfort Keepers
Our caregivers are trained to handle the specific needs of those with dementia and Alzheimer's. They are patient, empathetic, and experienced. We want seniors with dementia to maintain their dignity and independence as much as possible. We’ll treat your loved one like any other human being, offering dementia care only when needed. We focus on working with their remaining abilities, rather than emphasizing the skills they’ve lost.
We understand that caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming, and it’s OK to ask for help. Give us a call (714) 450-6494 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation about dementia care and Alzheimer's care.