Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions and is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting intellectual and social abilities severely enough to interfere with day-to-day life.
Our specialized caregivers receive ongoing training to work with Alzheimer's and Dementia cases. People with Alzheimer's Disease cannot control what is happening to them. But we have control over our thoughts and behavior, so as caregivers we are the ones who must change and learn new ways to relate to the person with Alzheimer's.
We are companions and caregivers, listeners and helpers. Mental, social and physical activities help maintain a person's health and well-being. Our caregivers engage with the individuals with mind-stimulating activities including taking walks, singing songs, reading, talking, telling stories, and doing puzzles.
Our unique caregivers also focus on safety supervision, support with activities that maximize independence, nutritious meal preparation, as well as assistance with personal hygiene and grooming.
Keep in mind that the disease will evolve over time, and care needs to be adjusted as symptoms change and progress. People with dementia should be encouraged to continue their normal activities as long as they're safe and the activities don't cause frustration or confusion.
We are there for you too, the adult children, family and friends who are often overwhelmed with caregiving themselves while trying to balance their own life. Alzheimer's intimately affects the family and friends of someone with the disease and often requires around-the-clock care. Our specialized care makes a big difference for families in need of these respite services because taking time to also take care of yourself is crucial.