Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
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What happens to people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias?
Three out of five people with dementia will go missing as some individuals with Alzheimer’s disease may become disoriented when they are outside their home or in unfamiliar surroundings.
— Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are progressive, worsen over time and affect cognitive functioning.
At different stages, these diseases can affect daily activities and functioning as they include memory loss, confusion, difficulty completing familiar tasks, misplacement of items, decreased judgment, withdrawal from social interaction and activities, as well as changes in mood or personality.
Many people ageing with Alzheimer’s disease also experience Sundowner’s Syndrome.
Along with preliminary symptoms, there are also substantial risks with Alzheimer’s and related dementias like wandering. To prevent wandering, Nurse Next Door’s priority through its dementia care is clients’ safety and allowing them to receive care in a familiar setting – their own home.
Our Services for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Whether your family member is progressing through the early stages or later stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias, Nurse Next Door’s qualified Nurses and Caregivers can offer the practical support you need to improve the overall health and well being of you loved one by:
24/7 Care, Consistent Visits
Our 24/7 dementia care service gives you peace of mind and reassurance that your loved one is receiving quality one-on-one care, minimising any risk or harm to them. Our clients are carefully matched with caregivers based on our expert Care Designer’s assessment. To avoid confusion for clients, we always strive for consistency when sending in caregivers so they can recognise any inconsistencies in a client’s routine and clients are comfortable receiving care from someone they trust.
Caregivers trained in Dementia care
Our caregivers are trained in dementia care so that they can competently deal with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We recognise that each situation is unique. We understand how dementia can affect clients and their families as it is a difficult process for both. Nurse Next Door provides support and guidance to clients and their families in dealing with ongoing challenges and responsibilities of providing care.
Relieve Family Members
In many situations, family members often act as caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias which causes a stressful environment for both parties. Our goal is to relieve family members and provide respite care so that you never need to worry if your loved one is safe.
Activities of Daily Living & Independence
Alzheimer’s and related dementias can greatly impact an ageing persons daily routine so Nurse Next Door’s goal is to help clients get back to doing what they love. Our caregivers will not only help clients with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) and personal activities of daily living (ADLs), but they will also ensure that clients are able to maintain their independence under our caregivers’ supervision.
The Caring Journal
The Caring Journal is full of informative resources and client stories. With a focus on the positive side of ageing, we hope our blog inspires you to embrace our Happier Ageing philosophy of care that will help you to remain in your own home, on your own terms, because there really is no place like home.
Read our latest blogs here.