Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Having the support of a trained Amada caregiver can boost the quality of life not only for afflicted seniors, but also their families.

As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s 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 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 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, an Amada caregiver will be able to provide the specialized care your senior loved one requires, along with the physical and emotional support you and your family will need during this challenging journey.

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.

• 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 routines and expectations.