Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care

Supporting a family member who has Alzheimer's or dementia can be one of the most daunting and emotionally draining tasks a family might encounter.

Dementia refers to a decline in cognitive functions like memory, problem-solving, and language to an extent that it hampers daily activities. While over a hundred varieties of dementia exist, the following four are the most prevalent:

  • Alzheimer’s disease: As the most prevalent type of dementia, it predominantly affects short-term memory and language, comprising almost 70% of all dementia cases. 
  • Vascular dementia: This unpredictable form of dementia results from a series of minor strokes over time. It can lead to abrupt shifts in abilities and influence judgment and behavior. 
  • Lewy body dementia: Ranking third in prevalence, this form of dementia can lead to visual illusions, delusional thoughts, and major disruptions in walking and balance.
  • Frontotemporal dementia: This denotes a set of disorders stemming from the gradual loss of brain nerve cells. It can manifest as behavioral and impulse changes, challenges with language, and a pronounced apathy.

Though there isn't a definitive cure for Alzheimer’s or other dementia forms, certain lifestyle adaptations and medicines can alleviate the symptoms. This underscores the importance of adhering to prescribed medication regimens.

Navigating the complexities of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or another dementia form can be daunting, making the future seem uncertain. However, with the appropriate support, your loved one can still experience moments of happiness, bonding, and purpose.

Our skilled caregivers are well-equipped with the requisite training and knowledge to aid clients in living securely and comfortably at home, even as their condition advances.