Dementia and In Home CaregiversJanuary 9, 2019
Dementia and The Types of Supportive Caregivers
As we age, we become more vulnerable to ailments. Dementia, specifically, is something that will affect many of us and our loved ones. The first signs of dementia can be marked by mental decline you see in your loved one. The ways in which their everyday tasks are impaired by this mental decline is what marks the seriousness of their dementia care. What’s important is to speak to your doctor about whether your loved one needs an in home caregiver for dementia specifically.
While some people will require in home caregivers for dementia specifically, others will be fine with the support of a basic in home caregiver. Hence, the care these home care aides provide is still supportive and beneficial to someone with dementia.
In Home Caregivers for Dementia
What we at Homecare Powered by AUAF can do is provide non-medical in-home care. And what this can do, is provide support to a loved one that may be in the early stages of dementia. Dementia is marked by mental decline. Because of this, the wide variety in support that in home caregivers can provide, can take a lot of the stress and anxiety out of those beginning to suffer with dementia.
The Types of Habits and Care that Help Those with Dementia
- good nutrition
- partaking in brain games
- remaining social
Other types of care that in home caregivers provide are supplemental and supportive as well. Help with things like laundry, basic dressing and grooming, and meal preparation are also important. While these tasks aren’t directly working to inhibit the development of dementia, they are still supportive and beneficial to the care of those with dementia.
It can be harder to keep up certain habits as one gets older. The types of habits and care that benefit anyone as they age, certainly help those suffering from dementia. Take a look at a full list of the types of services a basic in home caregiver can provide.
Homecare Powered by AUAF and Our Caregivers
The caregiver’s at Homecare Powered by AUAF are based in non-medical home caregiving. The care given by our home care aide’s isn’t a replacement for working with your doctor or nurses when it comes to serious dementia treatment for your loved one. If necessary, your doctor may even have you provide an in home caregiver for dementia. While we cannot provide specific support as in home caregivers for dementia, the care we provide is still beneficial. This is especially true in the care of a loved one with dementia. In fact, the support described above, can become some of the most important basic care in the every day life of your loved one.
Call us at 773.274.9262 to find out more about how our care can help your loved one.
Dementia Treatments: Medication, Therapy, Diet, and Exercise. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/dementia-treatments-overview#1
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