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July 21, 2019
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Dementia Home Care

A survey shows that 90% of the seniors want to stay in their homes for as long as possible because your home is where you are most comfortable. it’s what you are familiar with. Although with age comes health problems, for example you have a knee replacement surgery. Instead of going to a nursing home care, you stay at home where a physician helps your recovery. As a team, we at healthcare can provide most eldercare services that hospitals provide.

Dementia Home Care 

Dementia is not a single disease but rather a broad category of brain diseases that causes a loss of thinking, remembering, and problems with day-to-day activities which are caused by injury or loss of brain cells. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 60 to 80 percent of the dementia patients.

Types of Dementia includes :

  • Vascular dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • CreutzfeldtJakob disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome
  • Mixed dementia
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Huntington’s disease

The complexity of dementia are severe and multiple symptoms being typically present, 24-hour care and monitoring is usually required, particularly in the later stages of dementia. Recognising symptoms and staging early care from professional home care services, therapists and medication can help delay the progression of these conditions and even reduce some of the current symptoms.

Symptoms Of Dementia

  • Memory loss
  • Increasing confusion
  • Reduced concentration
  • Loss of ability to do everyday tasks
  • Behaviour changes
  • Hallucinations

In the early stages of dementia, some patients will have days where they may successfully complete all their activities of daily living by themselves. And on more challenging days, they may need a full or part-time home care assistance for these activities and other chores as well. The goal of in-home respite care givers is to help your loved one live comfortably in their home where they experience less confusion and irritation.