Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Finding out that a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be overwhelming. It’s difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis and its implications for your loved one and the relationship you share. It’s only more difficult to begin to prepare for the long journey ahead and the care needs that will inevitably arise.
Caregivers who provide Alzheimer’s services within the home are specifically trained to care for dementia patients, and they embrace a holistic and client-centred care approach. InCasa Memory Care supports the freedom of those we care for. Most people want to live life as they see fit. At InCasa, we provide care that allows people to continue the activities and lifestyle they are accustomed to. Whether clients want to attend a theatre performance, play a musical instrument, or go to a local café, we can help them live their best, most fulfilling life.
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s
It can be comforting to know that there is a growing body of knowledge about care strategies that can help care providers look after a person with dementia. Agitation, aggression, and loss of verbal communication are typical manifestations of the disease and can be a major cause of distress for both the person with dementia and those caring for them. Despite this, people with dementia can still feel satisfaction and enjoy their daily activities. Every person who participates in their care should understand this and recognize that their actions and behaviours are meaningful and reflect a desire to communicate something.
It’s unfortunately also common for people with Alzheimer’s to leave the house and wander aimlessly without remembering where they are going or even who they are. This is a serious safety concern for families. Those caring for Alzheimer’s patients should be cognizant and anticipate potentially unsafe behaviours that are typical in people with the disease in order to prevent or respond to them. Our caregivers are fully trained and equipped with the knowledge to deal with any situation that may arise.
Trained caregivers providing dementia or Alzheimer’s care services at home will be confident and know how to navigate the disease-specific symptoms of dementia, helping patients to enjoy a high quality of life despite having Alzheimer’s.