Questions Regarding Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Alzheimer's disease can be a very difficult thing to face, especially for loved ones who are watching their family member slowly slip away. As an elderly loved one's memory begins to fade, many people begin to have questions about how to treat or delay the effects of this devastating complication. Symptoms slowly develop and may get gradually worse over time, and daily tasks, memory, and changes in physical and mental health can become prominent.
If you are a family member of a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer's, do not hesitate to contact Quality Respite and Home Care, Inc. Our dedicated staff stands ready to provide you with answers regarding some of the questions you may have about caring for your loved one.
Quality Respite and Home Care, Inc. Answers Your Questions
In this section, we encourage you to read through some of the most common questions regarding this condition to see how working with a respite or senior care worker from our facility can help improve the quality of life for your loved one. Of course, if you still have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Quality Respite and Home Care, Inc.
What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease is a common form of dementia that generally develops as an individual ages. Symptoms may start slowly but have a tendency to worsen over time and can cause complications in remembering things and people and performing daily tasks. It progressively worsens over time. It is a disease commonly associated with old age but it can affect anyone and has appeared in individuals in their 40s.
How common is this disability?
More than half of all "dementia" patients are actually suffering from Alzheimer's disease. It can greatly interfere with a person's ability to function properly and causes severe disability over course time. Most patients are in their 60s, but this disease can set in earlier in life.
What are the causes of Alzheimer's?
Age and genetics can be a large indicator of Alzheimer's. The disease is caused by progressive brain cell failure, but the actual cause of the failure is not absolutely clear. Risk genes, family history and age can all play a large role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
How did my loved one develop this condition?
As stated above, there may not be a moment or factor that can be traced and identified as the cause of Alzheimer's. When individuals begin to show early signs of this complication, medical professionals generally look into family history, age, and genetic factors that could all contribute to causing Alzheimer's.
How can I tell if my loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's?
Diagnosis of Alzheimer's should always be done by a professional; however, early signs of the disease can be seen. Complications in remembering simple tasks, people, and important moments in the individual's life could be a sign. A comprehensive medical evaluation and neurological exam by a doctor is the best way to gain a diagnosis of the actual disease.
How can Alzheimer's be treated?
There are medications available for a variety of the symptoms of Alzheimer's, including memory loss, as well as medications for sleep treatments and for behavioral conditions that evolve from dementia. Alternative treatments may work for your loved one. Regardless of the treatment you choose, working with a doctor is always recommended.
How can it be managed?
Managing Alzheimer's comes down to patience. As the progressive disease slowly causes memory problems, behavioral changes, and complications with an individual's life, family members can begin to feel overwhelmed. It is important that you support the Alzheimer's patient and educate yourself on the various treatments, conditions, and options available to you and your family.
How do I get my loved one the help that he or she needs?
Seeking medical help for progressive mental disabilities is important. At Quality Respite and Home Care, Inc., we are proud to offer high-quality in-home respite and care services to families seeking help for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Contact Quality Respite and Home Care, Inc. to learn more!
If you are interested in our services, schedule a consultation with our team. We can learn more about your loved one's particular needs and develop a personalized treatment plan to help provide him or her with the highest quality of life available. Our outstanding senior care services come highly recommended, and each member of our staff has completed a full background check.
We are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified and trained in first aid as well. If you have questions about Alzheimer's and how working with Quality Respite and Home Care, Inc. can benefit you and your loved one's life, do not hesitate to contact our office today.