Quality In-Home Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Understanding Dementia

With Homewatch CareGivers®, our specially trained memory care team know how to address moods and associated with various forms of dementia and will develop a unique plan that can be altered as the condition evolves and progresses.

Affecting 47 million people worldwide, dementia impacts every aspect of a person’s life and varies by individual, changing as one progresses through different stages of the underlying disease. Dementia is an umbrella term for symptoms like impaired judgment and memory loss that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Over time, the affected person can experience personality and behavioral changes, as well as physical decline. Two of the most common causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s and Lewy body disease (or Lewy body dementia). Other causes of dementia include Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. Typically, memory and judgement gradually decline over time due to degenerating and dying brain cells. Unless the individual has other diseases or illnesses, physical deterioration does not usually occur until the disease has significantly progressed and caused impairment in basic function and motor skills necessary to physical health.

Lewy Body Disease

Lewy body disease is another common cause of progressive dementia. Initially, individuals may experience symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, while others may have vivid visual hallucinations. Lewy body dementia may also cause aggressive behavior or depression, tremors, and an increased risk of falling.

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How Can Homewatch CareGivers Help?

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to work with a trained care professional who understands the underlying diseases and their progression. With Homewatch CareGivers®, our specially trained memory care experts know how to handle erratic moods and behavior associated with various forms dementia and will develop a unique plan that can be altered as the condition evolves and progresses.

We understand that quality in-home dementia care is not one size fits all. Every person is unique, with specific conditions, abilities, and preferences. As such, our caregivers are matched to clients based on their needs, skills, interests, likes, and dislikes, and activities are planned to stimulate one’s memory while keeping their stress level low. We truly care for the whole person, not just their condition.