Alzheimer's Disease is a permanent brain illness that progressively destroys memory and the ability for an individual to think, understand, and comprehend. Eventually, the condition makes it almost impossible for the individual the ability to carry out even the simplest of tasks. For those with Alzheimer's, symptoms usually first appear in their mid-60s. Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia among older adults. Dementia is a broad term used to describe the overall decline of a person's mental capability, and which describes a wide array of symptoms that affect daily life. For a more detailed description of Alzheimer's Disease and how it affects the body, please reference the National Institute on Aging's guide to Alzheimer's and Dementia.
We understand that caring for clients with Alzheimer & Dementia, like the diseases themselves, can be unpredictable. Individuals with Alzheimer's or Dementia may experience the signs, symptoms and progression of the condition differently. Successful Alzheimer's and Dementia care includes familiarization, repetition, and routine. Caregiving techniques must be flexible, adaptable, and specific to the individual's needs.
At Silver Crown Home Care, we tailor our methods to your loved one's individual needs. We know that patience and flexibility — along with good self-care and the support of friends and family can help you deal with the challenges and frustrations ahead. With these diseases, tasks take longer than they used to, so we will be sure to be flexible and patient with your loved ones.