In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated the month of November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. With today being the first of November, Affordable Care at Home would like to help raise awareness in honor of those who suffer from this disease as well as offer our care and support. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and affects the areas of the brain responsible for thought-processing, behavior and memory as well as the neuron’s ability to carry messages to different parts of the brain. In fact, one of the earliest signs of this disease is difficulty retaining new information. For most individuals living with Alzheimer’s, symptoms began to appear around the time they were in their mid-sixties; though, a smaller percentage of the population experienced its affects as early as their forties and fifties. Since Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, ability to recall information, complete daily tasks, and communicate effectively is something that deteriorates and worsens over time. With Alzheimer’s having such a profound impact on brain function, the daily lives of those with this disease are greatly affected, making independent living increasingly difficult.
Aqua Home Care refers experienced and knowledgeable caregivers who provide quality care to their clients who are living with Alzheimer’s. We are happy to create a personalized care and supervision plan for you or your loved one who wishes to receive care in the comfort of their own home. We understand that Alzheimer’s is a disease that only advances in severity, and our skilled caregivers are ready to assist with daily tasks that may have become unmanageable. Such assistance includes:
- Bathing and grooming
- Medication reminders
- Food preparation and eating
- Dressing and undressing
- Hygienic care
- Appointment reminders
- Recording information for a later time
- And more
Alzheimer’s disease currently affects over five million individuals and their families in the United States. While there is no cure for this disease, treatment is available to help slow its progression. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, please know that you are not in this alone. Help and support is available, and if you find that you wish to receive care in your own home we at Aqua Home Care would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your needs and concerns. We will see to it that you are matched with a caregiver best suited to meet your needs and to allow you to stay in the familiar comfort of your own environment for as long as possible.
“What Is Alzheimer’s?” Alzheimer’s Association, http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp. Accessed 30 October 2016.