Dementia Care in Gainesville, GA
What is dementia and how can dementia care services help?
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.
How can Alzheimer's care help seniors manage their symptoms?
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, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s 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. We understand the effects of Alzheimer's and the best ways to provide care to those in need, which allows us to give your loved one a high quality of life.
In Home Dementia Support from Comfort Keepers
Our dementia care providers are trained to handle the specific needs of those with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. 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 assistance only when needed. We focus on working with their remaining abilities, rather than emphasizing the skills they’ve lost.
What sets Comfort Keepers of Gainesville ahead of other care services is their commitment to a customized care plan that fits around the needs of you and your loved one. We set up an in home consultation with you and your loved one, which friends and family are encouraged to attend, and use that to select home care services that fit your loved one best.
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 at (770) 232-6187 or contact us online to schedule a consultation about dementia care.