Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that causes mental abilities to gradually deteriorate. As the most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s typically inflicts memory loss and difficulties with thought to the point where everyday life can become affected.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s takes both time and patience; and let’s face it, not everyone is able to do it.
Thankfully, there are trained Alzheimer’s nurses and carers with plenty of experience in dealing with the disease who can provide their services when desired.
To find out how you can benefit from Alzheimer’s care, keep reading as we discuss what it is and how it may be useful to you.
Although looking after someone with Alzheimer’s can be difficult, there is support available to those who need it.
Alzheimer’s care is a specialised form of dementia care that provides support and aid to Alzheimer’s patients that are struggling to carry out daily tasks.
As the disease worsens over time, the level of care needed may increase in tandem. This is all accommodated for under Alzheimer’s care, with a wide variety of responsibilities being included.
Despite the fact that care at home for Alzheimer’s patients is possible, as time goes on, specialist facilities may be required to provide a greater degree of constant care.
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If a family member has received a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, they may be entitled to receiving Alzheimer’s care.
Alzheimer’s is typically diagnosed by a recent decline in mental abilities. The disease is mostly present in elderly people over the age of 65, but it has been found to affect people in their 30s in rare cases.
Currently, there is no known direct cause of the disease; however, certain factors may increase its likelihood, such as: old age, physical trauma, cardiovascular conditions and mental health conditions like depression.
The main symptoms of Alzheimer’s include:
• Memory loss
• General confusion
• Poor judgement
• Obsessive behaviour
• Mood swings
• Loss of speech
The chances of developing Alzheimer’s doubles every 5 years over the age of 65.
Individuals with a family history of Alzheimer’s, have a significantly higher chance of developing the disease.
Although scientific research is inconclusive, it is believed that strokes can increase the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease.
If you’re finding it difficult to organise Alzheimer’s care, we may be able to help.
With our knowledge of the caregiving sector, we at My Care My Home can guide you through the entire process of arranging Alzheimer’s care.
We operate our own care services directly within select locations in South Wales or Wigan. However, if you’re located outside of these areas, we can consult our database of trusted carers within England and Wales.
The absolute first stage in receiving Alzheimer’s care is to secure a diagnosis from a GP. Only then are we able to consult you on the next best course of action.
2. Service Selection
With a diagnosis in place, we can begin shortlisting potential services that may benefit you most. If there’s any specific tasks you need help with, this would be the time to address them.
3. Continual Monitoring
After your services are in place, we will keep in regular contact to ensure that everything is running smoothly. If there’s a new issue that’s arisen, we will do our best to solve it in a timely manner without interrupting your care.