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Helping Families Take Control Of Alzheimer's and Dementia in Cumming, GA

Sep 27, 2018 by Alan White

We at Comfort Keepers of Cumming, GA know the kind of impact Alzheimer’s and Dementia can have on individuals and the families that care about them. Often termed the “family disease”, Alzheimer’s and Dementia is a cruel affliction due to its progress and the slow decline family members are forced to witness. Coupled with the financial and emotional burdens, Alzheimer’s is a stressful and exhausting disease that never stops demanding attention and assistance from family members. It's one reason why Alzheimer's Care is a core piece of our services.

Tips on How to Help Manage Alzheimer’s and Dementia

After an Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnosis, families often do their best to keep senior loved ones in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Studies show that families who delay institutionalization for their afflicted loved ones actually prolong the life of that member. But that is easier said than done due to the demanding nature of caregiving for a family member’s daily needs.

Family caregiving starts out much easier at first and can mostly be managed by family members. As the Alzheimer’s or Dementia progresses, families may lean on their loved one’s family doctor or other healthcare providers to fill the gaps as needed. But managing a family member’s daily activities isn’t the only support senior loved ones need. Research suggests that the health of seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s greatly benefits from partaking in activities in where they can move around and be social. Improved mental function, better mobility, and a general increase in quality of life are all advantages to these activities.

What Caregiving Options Are Available?

When seeking help from outside resources, an in home care service can be as ideal as it gets. By combining the benefits of staying at home with the mental stimulation needed to maintain healthy cognitive function, in home caregivers form a relationship with loved ones and provide meaningful interaction. That interactive caregiving can be a major boost to loved ones while also helping them manage their daily needs.

But there are additional benefits offered by in home care providers like:

  • Healthy meal preparation
  • Safe environment setup and maintenance
  • Routine assistance; bathing, toileting, and dressing
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Companion support for appointments, grocery shopping, or medicine pickup
  • Mental stimulation and memory activities
  • Respite care for family caregivers to take breaks, tend to important personal matters, take a vacation, reset, or recoup.

Let Comfort Keepers of Cumming, GA Help

Comfort Keepers of Cumming, GA is a leading provider of in home care for seniors and adults needing care. With approximately 18% of their client base suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s, they are well-versed in the treatment and care of those with either disease. Contact us today for an in home consultation on how our private and custom caregiving options can work for your family members.

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