Alzheimer’s, dementia. Scary topics. Yet with our aging population, they have become far too familiar.
Taking care of a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can become difficult, depending on the severity of the condition. However, our caregivers are highly experienced and trained in giving Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. They know how to handle different situations that may happen to a client with this condition.
The signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia are easy to miss. “It’s OK if he asks me the same thing three times,” you say to yourself. Or, “He’s too young to have dementia.” It’s not easy to approach these subjects with our family members. Nonetheless, the symptoms may start showing, whether we want to see them or not.
What do we do when there’s no more denying the fact?
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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s?
The sad news is that Dementia is the broad category and Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is progressive and incurable, although there are medications and ways of managing that help.
Does your loved one:
have less energy?
sit and watch tv instead of socializing?
become moody and uninterested?
forget conversations or events that just happened?
have trouble following a conversation, completing whole thoughts or understanding others?
get lost on the same streets they have driven before?
have difficulties with everyday tasks?
All of these are signs of Alzheimer’s. With Alzheimer’s our loved one is still occupying the same body, but they are no longer the same person. Precious memories are lost and no new memories are gained. We look at the person who has meant so much to us and ask, “Who are the now?” They don’t recognize us. We grieve. At the same time, we remind ourselves that it is not about us. The shared love and memories are still a part of us.
It’s physically and emotionally exhausting to care for a person with Alzheimer’s, but there is help:
AVIDA HOME CARE.
Our care providers are trained to give compassionate care while preserving your loved one’s dignity.
Dementia Care Experts
“If you find yourself caring for a relative with dementia, the chances are you’ll need help.” – Phyllis Logan
Trust our highly experienced caregivers to provide the care and needs of your loved ones with dementia. Our offices are in Walnut Creek, but our caregivers work throughout the East Bay. Call us now at 925-948-8432 or 510-394-0003.