Alzheimer’s Care – Denver, COThe senior in-home care providers at All the Comfort of Home proudly specialize in Alzheimer’s care for your elderly loved ones in the Denver area. Our highly-trained, compassionate caregivers are dedicated to providing the best Alzheimer’s care programs right within the comfort of our patients’ Denver-area homes. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can greatly impact your entire family. The Alzheimer’s and dementia care specialists at All the Comfort of Home have the knowledge and skills to help our senior patients and those around them navigate this difficult disease.
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and coping with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s can be tough. Our Alzheimer’s caregiving team is there offer education and support for both the patient and families at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
What Does In-Home Alzheimer’s Care Entail?Our Alzheimer’s care services are uniquely tailored to each individual, because when it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia, no two sufferers are alike. Our in-home Alzheimer’s care programs are research-based, and constantly evolving as new studies, medications, and methodologies are discovered. There is one thing, however, that has not and will never change with any of our in-home senior care services—we will always strive to provide the utmost compassion, dedication, and genuine concern for the overall mental and physical wellness of our seniors and care for each client as if they were our own family. There is a reason our Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs have been named “Leaders in Dementia care” with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Our Alzheimer’s Care Services• Hourly, live-in, or 24/7 monitoring based upon the severity or stage of Alzheimer’s disease
• Structured activities to promote memory care and mental stimulation
• Hygiene and personal care assistance
• Meal planning to promote brain health
• Medication management
• Education, support, and training for family and friends affected by Alzheimer’s
Recognize the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s DiseaseWe often find that our Alzheimer’s care patients or their families experience a period of denial when Alzheimer’s symptoms occur, because we often want to believe that these symptoms are simply a natural part of aging. Alzheimer’s disease is very serious, and can quickly progress without medical intervention. Some basic symptoms of Alzheimer’s include the following:
• Difficulty remembering things that just happened, difficulty recognizing common things or people, inability to understand basic concepts, confusion, making things up, inability to concentrate or focus, disorientation
• Uncharacteristic behavior shifts, such as aggressiveness, irritability, apathy, restlessness, lack of social restraint, repetition of words or stories
• Getting lost frequently or difficulty remembering what you were doing
• Depression, hallucinations, paranoia, mood swings
• Loss of appetite, difficulty speaking, loss of muscle control
If you or your loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible.
What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?Many people use the terms “Alzheimer’s disease” and “dementia” interchangeably. Understanding the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia is important because not every senior patient that has dementia suffers from Alzheimer’s as well. There are different types of dementia, including vascular dementia, that have nothing to do with Alzheimer’s disease. The key factor to remember when comparing Alzheimer’s and dementia is that dementia is NOT a disease, but rather a general term used to describe a collection of symptoms that presents themselves as a decline in mental capacity which is so severe, it affects daily life.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that most often afflicts the elderly community (people aged 65 and older), and the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of brain disease and accounts for about 60-80% of dementia cases. Elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease often experience memory loss and a major decline in cognitive ability. With both Alzheimer’s and dementia, the symptoms are progressive and can worsen over time. How quickly symptoms progress is different for everyone, and can be delayed with early intervention and proper treatment. Alzheimer’s is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and there is no known cure yet, however, there are medications and Alzheimer’s treatment programs that can help extend the period of decline in elderly patients. Alzheimer’s can be fatal, while dementia cannot. Our goal at All the Comforts of Home is to educate and train patients and families with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia on how to cope with and treat these symptoms while providing compassionate care within your own Denver home.
Once you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it is important to act quickly and get the support you need from the trained caregivers at All the Comfort of Home. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is a full-time job, and currently more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. This can be an incredible strain financially, physically, and emotionally for family members, which is why our homecare team is here to help with these tough transitions.
Contact the in-home senior care specialists at All the Comfort of Home for industry-leading Alzheimer’s and dementia care right in your own Denver home.