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Edina Minneapolis and the West Metro

Edina Dementia Care

Providing quality care for a person living with dementia requires patience and insight. Many times the client loses their ability to speak, so the caregiver has to take the lead to help them continue to live well despite the challenges associated with memory loss. When providing dementia care in Edina, Minneapolis and the West Metro area, we try to help our clients continue to feel their lives have purpose – for some, a feeling of purpose can be derived by sweeping the kitchen after meals, folding laundry or rearranging the desk drawer. For others, a feeling of purpose comes from looking at photo albums, planting flowers or dancing in the living room. Our caregivers strive to discover who our clients really are and what brings them joy no matter the limitations brought on by their disease. Involved families help make this happen more easily – the more we know about our client’s social history – the happier our clients feel.

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, each requiring different levels of care and assistance. In the first stages of Dementia, a person may still be able to function independently despite some memory loss, but by the third and fourth stages, 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 suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease with quality care for any stage of this disease. We recognize that Alzheimer’s Disease effects each person differently so 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 or Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of Dementia. The symptoms of Lewy Body Disease are similar to Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease, so people with LBD will have similar care needs as they lose their cognitive abilities and physical functions. The Lewy Body Dementia Association recommends that families of those with LBD begin to 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 LBD.