One of the greatest fears faced by older people and those they love is the loss of memory and mental capacity. Alzheimer’s disease and more than fifty types of dementia gradually deprive individuals of their memory, personality and ability to perform even simple activities of daily life.
We understand that the immediate reaction to hearing a loved one is suffering from dementia tends to be a mixture of disbelief, confusion, shock and numbness. Many people find it hard to remember what’s being said and it’s often ecessary to go back over the information at a later stage when the shock of the news has passed a little.
You Will Need Help!
The burden of caring can be a heavy one. It is best to make plans before a crisis hits. Determine what services and assistance you need now and in the future. Talk to people who have faced the problem and who may be able to give you insights and support. There are numerous charities and organisations dedicated to helping patients and their amilies.
How Can Comfort Keepers Help?
We can provide assistance with:
- Respite care to give family carers time off
- Assistance with conversation and companionship
- Assistance with personal care
- Live-in care
- Intellectual activities to stimulate the mind
All our carers undergo training to help them provide safe and appropriate care at home. We also provide additional training in dementia care to our carers where necessary.
Our professional Client Care Managers are experienced in dealing with dementia situations and will offer advice and support.
Our comprehensive monitoring procedures ensure that the care delivered is reviewed and appropriate changes are made to the care plan as the disease progresses.
Call the Client Care Manager
or 1850 818 100
and arrange to meet. They will assess the care needs and help formulate a care plan.
You do not need to be alone in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease.