At Extended family, our caregivers are trained to deal compassionately, effectively and patiently with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia. We’ll be there to help them function through the various stages of these degenerative conditions.
Dementia is a degenerative brain disease that appears later in life, at more advanced ages. About 1 in 6 people over 80 experience dementia. Alzheimer’s is one well-known form of this devastating progression of memory loss, confusion, poor judgement, and irregular personality or mood changes.
The ramifications of dementia for the elderly and their families are extensive and challenging to manage. Although symptoms vary, memory loss is proven to be an initial symptom of this cognitive digression. Social withdrawal can also be an effect of these distressing life changes. As time goes on their ability to handle basic physical tasks like maintaining hygiene can also suffer.
Extended family Caregiving lessens potential loneliness and isolation with trained Caregivers that understand your loved one’s unique circumstances. They are well-informed in the specifics of Dementia and Alzheimers, and equipped to assist with these care needs. Our Caregivers provide a safe space for your loved one to adapt with dignity through these difficult times. This could look like medicine reminders, puzzles for cognitive exercise, or activities as simple as patiently listening to your loved one’s thoughts or memories.
Here are a few examples of how we help seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
We’ll stay nearby to make sure they don’t wander off or leave the burner on.
We will patiently answer their questions, reminding them what’s going on and what’s coming up next.
We will make sure they remember to eat and take their medicines.
Exercises like puzzles and art can help their mental function and spirits.
If they want to tell that same story again, we’ll be happy to hear it again to connect with them.