Comfort Keepers is Proud to Offer Our Neighbors in Royal Oak, MI with a Range of Dementia Services
At Comfort Keepers, we know that many of our neighbors in Royal Oak, MI are providing dementia services to their elderly loved ones. We also know how mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting this can be, particularly as their condition continues to progress. To help with this, we have a team of skilled professional caregivers ready to step in when they are needed.
Facts You Need to Know About Alzheimer's Disease
- There are 5.8 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
- There are 50 million people in the world with Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's disease is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
- In the U.S. alone one person every 65 seconds is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
- In the world, one person every 33 seconds is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
- From 2000 to 2017, the rate of increase in deaths by Alzheimer's was over 145%.
- From 2000 to 2017, the rate of decline of death by heart attacks declined by over 9%.
While these numbers might be frightening, they are only going to increase. There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, and to date, we have yet to figure out what causes so many people to fall victim to it. The world has already invested over $1.1 trillion in research and dementia services, a figure that is expected to continue escalating exponentially by 2050.
A House Is Not a Home
Far too many families end up placing their loved ones in assisted living facilities when they feel they can no longer provide the options needed. However, this is not nor has it ever been what is best for anyone suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Research has shown that living in their own home or that of a loved one where they can continue enjoying the routines they are used to is far better for their physical, emotional, and mental health. Rather than do this to your loved one, turn to Comfort Keepers and our team of skilled caregivers. Living with family has also been found to help reduce the anxiety and confusion that are one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
The Many Benefits of a Comfort Keepers Caregiver
Whether you are tempted to try and care for your loved one along or rely on other members of your family, you might be surprised at the many benefits that come with our caregivers.
Benefit #1 – They have a range of mental exercises and games designed specifically to help stimulate your loved one's mind, a very important factor in helping to slow down the progression of this terrible disease.
Benefit #2 – Creating a ledger in which any changes you or they notice in your loved one's behavior can be written down. Your loved one's doctor will need this information to adjust the dementia services they need.
Benefit #3 – Provide your loved one with a range of transportation services and take care of numerous errands such as take care of the grocery shopping.
Benefit #4 – They offer a range of both personal and homemaking services such as bathing, showering, toileting, laundry, light cleaning, and of course nutritional meal preparation.
Benefit #5 – They can provide you with the training and education you and your family need to provide the best possible services for your loved one.
Benefit #6 – They can provide you with respite services designed to give you and the rest of your family with some much-needed time to recharge your batteries. You can go out for the evening, maybe spend a few hours at your favorite spa, take care of personal business, or maybe just take a nap.
When you have a loved one living with the many issues associated with Alzheimer's disease, you need all the help you can get. Here at Comfort Keepers of Royal Oak, MI, our caregivers offer a vast array of dementia services that have been designed to make it possible for your loved one to continue living with family rather than in a nursing home. To learn more about our services, contact us online at (248) 236-5627and let us schedule a free care consultation with one of our senior advisors to discuss your loved one's needs in detail.