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Huntsville Madison County, Decatur, and Northern Alabama

Dementia Care

Homewatch CareGivers of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and all of North Alabama provide dementia care services to our senior clients because we know just how this illness impacts some seniors’ ability to live at home. Dementia can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life causing them to feel isolated, embarrassed, to feel shame, anger and intense frustration and confusion about what is happening to them. At Homewatch CareGivers of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and all of North Alabama we will provide caregivers with special tools and training ‘Pathways to Memory” to care for your loved ones. These caregivers are extraordinarily skilled with dementia clients. Please remember also that activities such as driving, cooking, ironing, boiling a kettle can carry a high level of risk and should be closely monitored.

We at Homewatch CareGivers of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and all of North Alabama fully understand that dementia can have a profound impact on the health and quality of life of Senior Americans, and we stand ready to provide support and protective oversight for your loved one.

When someone is diagnosed with dementia it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to turn. Our caregivers receive specialized training that helps them put together a dementia care plan that is specific to the current abilities and stage of dementia. This dementia care plan can and will be modified as the disease progresses and skills change. Our goal is quality of life for you and your family, and we achieve this with a person-centered approach to care.
Dementia is a progressive disease of the brain that affects a person’s ability not only to remember people and experiences, but also how to do simple daily tasks. There are stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with each requiring different levels of care and assistance. In the first couple of stages of dementia, a person may still be able to function independently despite some memory loss, but by the third and fourth stages of dementia, they will begin to need help with basic chores and getting around. By the fifth or final stages of this disease, someone with dementia cannot function without help.
At Homewatch CareGivers we provide you and your loved one with quality Alzheimer’s care for any stage of this disease. We recognize that Alzheimer’s effects each person differently and therefore we tailor our care to meet your unique needs. Our caregivers are here to help preserve dignity and independence for those who have Alzheimer’s disease, and respite care for the family too.
Pathways to Memory is the Homewatch CareGivers unique approach to dementia care. Pathways to Memory is a coping solution for everyone involved, creating a circle of trust, communication and support. This specialized form of care features one-on-one interaction and attention and provides social interaction and companionship to the person living with dementia. As with all of our care, our goal is quality of life for those living with memory impairment.
Lewy Body Disease (LBD) is one of the most common causes of dementia, and is also called Lewy Body dementia. The symptoms of Lewy Body Disease are similar to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and therefore people with LBD will have care needs as they lose their cognitive abilities and physical functions. The Lewy Body Dementia Association recommends that family of those with LBD research caregiving support before it becomes a need. Our trained caregivers can help to reduce anxiety, assist with daily activities and be there for you and your loved ones after a diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies.