Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia which affects the parts of the brain that control memory, language and thought. It is more commonly diagnosed in older members of society. However, it can still develop in younger people.
As Canada’s population ages, the number of cases of Alzheimer’s is also expected to rise. In 2018, according to the official Canadian government website, ‘almost 452,000 people over 65 were living with diagnosed dementia’. Since it affects such a significant number of people, it is essential to understand the struggles that they face in their day-to-day activities. If any of your loved ones are diagnosed with it, you can take care of them in the best way possible by understanding their challenges.
Annie’s Place understands the challenges of navigating the care of an aging parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore our caregivers are specially trained to cater to all their specific needs to ensure that they feel comforted within the familiar premises of their homes. Some of the everyday struggles of Alzheimer’s disease with which we can assist you are as follows:
People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease have to face multiple challenges. These can be trouble in sitting, standing and walking. Sometimes they face a loss in bladder and bowel control as the disease progresses. This can be due to various reasons, such as forgetting the location of the bathroom in the house.
Our care aides can assist your loved ones in taking them to the bathrooms and helping them in daily activities such as bathing, dressing up and eating. They can also provide a full range of housekeeping, organization, decluttering and moving support to ensure that their independence is maintained.
Medication reminders and planning
As this disease progresses, so does forgetfulness. There is an increase in memory loss and confusion. An individual may lose track of the activity they are engaged in or completely forget to do tasks like taking their daily baths. This can lead to adverse effects, especially if they forget to take their respective medications.
As a result, it is always a good idea to seek the external professional help of somebody proficient in making schedules for the day, planning the day’s activities and ensuring that the individual takes their medication on time for their best health. Besides this, our caregivers can also assist your loved ones in their doctor appointments.
People with Alzheimer’s disease often start reducing their participation in activities and taking initiatives. Besides this, it can also include frequent mood swings, outbursts of anger, restlessness and agitation.
Therefore it is vital that they feel comfortable in their surroundings and are dealt with utmost patience, love and care. Our professional caregivers are equipped with all the skills to ensure proper care of your dear ones.
Annie’s Place will always be at the forefront to help you and your loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We understand professional care’s impact on improving people’s lives. It not only equips the diagnosed with independence but also ensures that their family has peace of mind that their loved one’s needs are met in the best possible way.