Memory, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Seniors with Memory Loss, Dementia or Alzheimer’s have a broad range of needs. It takes a great deal of patience and kindness to lovingly guide them through this stage of life. Enlisting the help of a senior caregiver can provide many benefits, from social stimulation to an extra set of eyes and ears in the home.

For example, as occasional forgetfulness or lack of focus starts to be more pronounced, the caregiver can report this to the family and/or the senior’s physician. This allows them to track the progression of the condition and make changes to the senior’s care as appropriate.

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Identifying if Your Loved is Experiencing Early Stages of Dementia

1.  Is your loved one, experiencing difficulty with:

  • Language
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Focus
  • Reasoning
  • Remembering
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2.   Is your loved one, struggling with short-term memory, such as:

  • Forgetting where they left an item?
  • Failing to recall why they entered a particular room?
  • Forgetting to attend appointments, take medication, or keep up with other commitments?

3.    Is your loved one, struggling to communicate thoughts?

4.    Is your loved one, experiencing mood changes like depression?

5.    Is your loved one, losing interest in favorite activities or hobbies?

These may be signs of the early stages of Memory Loss, Dementia or Alzheimer's.
After consulting with your loved one’s physician, you contact Seniors Helping Seniors North & East Raleigh home care to see how we can be of assistance.

How can Seniors Helping Seniors® North & East Raleigh In-Home Care Services Make a Difference?

Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia doesn’t only affect the family member with the condition. Dementia impacts whole families. Coping with this progressive condition requires boundless quantities of patience, empathy and love. Our team members understand the impacts of memory impairment and are specifically trained in how to care for a senior with dementia and how to be of assistance to you. Professional caregiving provides individualized care for your loved one and gives you back some time to recharge.

When Memory Loss, Dementia or Alzheimer’s pose serious challenges to the health and happiness of a loved one and are negatively impacting their relationships with everyone close to them, Seniors Helping Seniors® North & East Raleigh in-home care can be a valuable component of your support network.

  • Encouragement to do as much as they can on their own
  • Maintain a routine to discourage agitation and outbursts
  • Mental stimulation through conversation and other activities
  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • Manage changing behaviors
  • Adapting the level of care as the disease progresses
  • Honor who the senior was earlier in life
  • Provide nutritious meals
  • Assist with socialization
  • Transport to medical appointments and other events
  • Support the family
  • Light housework and other household tasks
  • Pet care

Dementia Care Services

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, but not all dementias are Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, vascular dementia, sudden-onset dementia, Lewy Body Disease (dementia with Lewy bodies) or any other type of cognitive impairment, we can help. Our senior caregivers can help your loved one with dementia stay safe and happy at home.

A few of the benefits of professional dementia care:

• Caregiving just when you need it. In the early stages of dementia, people may only need wake-up or tuck-in services. As the disease progresses, we will work with you to expand care to meet your loved one’s need and budget.

• Respite. Dementia can take a toll on family caregivers. Our professional caregivers will provide compassionate care to your loved one while you take some much-needed time for yourself. Schedule one day a week “off” for yourself or take a weekend getaway to refresh and recharge your energy. Meanwhile, you can be assured your loved one is secure and well cared-for at home.

• An expert knowledge base at your disposal. As your family member’s dementia progresses, you may have a lot of questions about what is ‘normal’ behavior. Our experienced staff is always there to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with you to ease your mind.