Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia and “…accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.”  Alzheimer’s is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking skills which often leads to the inability to carry out daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease can range from mild to severe and generally tends to worsen over time. To this day there is no known cure, but you can reduce your risk of cognitive decline by engaging in healthy lifestyle habits.
What lifestyle habits are needed to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Not smoking, stimulating your brain and continually learning, engaging in regular cardio exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and low blood pressure and eating healthy are all great ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. However, it may be too late to prevent the disease for your loved one. In this instance, home care assistance is a great asset to have, helping individuals suffering with this debilitating disease function safely on a day to day basis.
How Home Care Can Help
CarePlus is well known for their exceptional and professional home care assistance in Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, MD and beyond. With regular home and nursing care, individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s disease can function more efficiently when completing daily activities, ultimately reducing their risk of other injuries that result from memory loss.
Customized Care Plans
Having professional home health care from CarePlus can greatly impact everyday life of everyone involved with the suffering individual. Our caregivers are given educational resources that provide them with extra assistance and knowledge on dementia which ultimately helps the patient and the patient’s family. CarePlus can create a customized plan for your loved one that includes, but is not limited to:
- Watching for elopement risks
- Providing virtual dementia; onsite training and support for patient, caregiver and family
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Preparing nutritious meals and assisting with feeding if needed
- Transferring from bed to wheelchair to chair, as needed
- Help with restroom use, bathing, dressing and grooming
- Medication and personal safety reminders
- Light housekeeping, running errands, and scheduling events
- Offering friendly conversation and emotional support
- Encouraging and planning social activities and exercise
Information & Resources
To request a free in-home assessment, contact CarePlus Home Health at 301-740-8870 or contact us here.
Living with Alzheimer’s disease can be very stressful for everyone involved. CarePlus can provide the needed assistance and put in place small steps to keep stress levels down. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, please access their website here or call 1-800-272-3900.
 What is Alzheimer’s, “Alzheimer’s Association.” http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp