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Home Care for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Home care for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia includes a wide range of services that can be provided in the patient’s home. This allows the patient to stay in their home and can be of great help to family members. Instead of concentrating on the symptoms of the disease, we focus on the care and dignity of the patient so that they feel more comfortable in their home.
What are Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?
Dementia is a term that describes a range of symptoms experienced during cognitive decline, as it relates to a patient losing their ability to think properly. Two common types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. These cognitive impairments tend to worsen as time goes on. Vascular Dementia includes memory loss suffered after a stroke. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, and is diagnosed when doctors can attribute two or more of the following symptoms:
- Impaired memory
- Communication difficulty
- Decreased ability to pay attention
- Difficulty with reason, judgment and communication
How Blessings4Ever Can Help!
Trained home care professionals can help patients and their families manage the challenges that come with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. More and more research is being conducted to study these diseases, but there still is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. A physician can prescribe medication to treat some symptoms such as memory loss, behavior issues, and sleeping problems.
Blessings4Ever has full-time caregivers available to help. Some additional strategies we use include:
- Behavior management techniques
- Support for family members
- Focusing on the patient’s mind, body, & soul
U.S. Census Bureau data shows that Berks County’s population of residents 65 and older is growing at a rate of over 13% percent. Luann Oatman, president of Berks Encore, said it is part of a trend that she expects will continue.
Did you know that Chester County, PA is home to almost 100,000 senior citizens? That is 1/5 of the entire population of the county! Chester County was also one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682.
2701 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone: (215) 425-3950
Fax: (215) 425-3910
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