Care for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Having the support of a trained Amada caregiver can boost the quality of life not only for seniors who are afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease, but also their families.
As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and they are usually cared for by family members. Like all dementias, Alzheimer’s is an incurable disease that affects the patient’s cognitive, physical and functional abilities. Alzheimer’s and dementia worsen over time, eventually limiting the patient’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs). When the responsibility of caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia care falls on your shoulders, having the right resources and support system can help you manage the symptoms of stress, depression and burnout that are often experienced by family caregivers. Amada care providers are trained to help seniors in the early stages of memory loss and related dementias into the late stages of disease progression.
Home care options for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.
Amada caregivers are specially trained to help manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, thus positively impacting the senior patient’s quality of life and that of the family. As the disease advances, the Alzheimer’s care provided by your Amada caregiver will be able to provide the specialized attention your senior loved one requires, along with the physical and emotional support you and your family members will need during this challenging journey.
Our Alzheimer’s caregivers provide home care services that assist seniors with daily activities that they enjoy as well as assisting with necessary personal care needs. In addition to activities of daily living, we can also help seniors and their families with the decision-making process and a care plan as your senior progresses through the various stages of Alzheimer’s or different types of dementia. Senior well-being and safety is always our number one priority and we can help your family through the care process, advising on anything from safety tips to financial planning for any potential future residential care needs.
Because of their training, Amada Senior Care caregivers:
- Know how important it is to set a positive mood for interaction through body language and tone of voice.
- Understand how to limit distractions and ease frustrations, as well as how to talk to, not at, senior patients with memory care needs.
- Respectfully redirect patients who become upset, and respond with warmth and reassurance to reduce anxiety or confusion.
- Help create a home environment that limits wandering and reduces the dangers associated with this behavior.
- Understand the importance of staying patient, being flexible and adapting daily routines and expectations.