What Is Dementia & Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia.
Dementia & Alzheimer's Care Options
The fact remains there are really only limited options to care for people with dementia, as they would need close supervision and monitoring as they would tend to wonder. With cause of dementia and Alzheimer the patient will need supervision constantly; this will require the client to have a full-time caregiver to remain safely at home.
Dementia & Alzheimer's In-Home Care
Home care can be a more reliable option to slow the progress of Dementia & Alzheimer's. Home Care can be provided by a family or a Home care Agency like Mercy-Link Healthcare, and as part-time respite.
A Home caregiver can help the dementia sufferer remain safely at home around the a familiar environment and memories that will reinforce sense of self; help with medication management/reminder to ensure that is taken as prescribe to help slow dementia progress
At Mercy-Link we will provide the one-to-one care lacking in nursing homes. The patient will get assistance with bathing, toileting, meal preparation and other activities of daily living.