Care for Alzheimer and dementia

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect activities of daily living.  It is caused by damage to brain cells which affects the ability of the brain cells to communicate with each other. Most forms of dementia are permanent and can worsen over time. However, they are a few cases were dementia is reversible when the cause is treated/addressed. Examples of reversible dementia are:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Depression
  • Medication side effects
  • Excess use of alcohol

Alzheimer disease is the most common type of dementia.  Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Dementia which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common type of dementia. Dementia is NOT a normal part of aging.  A person may be suffering from dementia if they demonstrate TWO or more of these symptoms

  • Memory loss
  • Increased difficulty with communication and language
  • Increased difficulty focusing and paying attention
  • Increased level of difficulty thinking, problem solving  and judgment
  • Impairment in visual perception

That is a

difficult burden to take on alone. Our home health care can give you the best support because according to study, people who tried to handle this case alone ended up with higher level of depression, frustration and worry. Therefore, considering the difficulty faced by people living with Alzheimer, it is pertinent to seek for support. Good enough, we have a number of support groups for Alzheimer’s disease

patients who are ready to render support to Alzheimer patients. Also you may decide to hire a good and experienced home health care provider to assist you because you really cannot do it alone.