In-Home-Care for Alzheimer’s Clients
Alzheimer’s Disease and the Role of In-Home Care
Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s.
As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s right now. But it’s estimated that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime. At Preferred Care at Home, we believe it’s essential that in-home care providers be trained and prepared to help people facing this disease.
Our caregivers have cared for hundreds of clients with Alzheimer’s across the nation. We’re advocates for early diagnosis and quality care. Our mission is to allow everyone to enjoy home safely.
We support people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in many ways. Our caregivers maintain a safe and calm environment, making the person feel secure. And they provide ongoing and increasing support with daily-living activities.
Our caregivers help people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias by:
- Stimulating mental awareness
- Playing memory-enhancement games
- Stimulating healthy conversation
- Engaging in crafts
- Aiding with reading
- Encouraging social interaction with family and friends
- Supervising daily activity
- Guiding nutritional-meal preparation
- Maintaining a safe home environment
Why We Advocate for Early Diagnosis
Did you know that early treatment can slow the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms? That’s why we believe it’s important for seniors and their families to be aware of common risk factors—so they can catch the warning signs early on.
3 Top Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease
Three main factors may increase your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, according to research published by the Alzheimer’s Association.
The greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s is increasing age. Most people with the disease are 65 and older. The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s approximately doubles every five years after age 65.
2. Family History
This is perhaps the second most important factor that could put you at risk for Alzheimer’s. Research has consistently shown that people who have a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s are two to three times more likely to develop the disease.
3. Head Injury
Age and family history are risk factors you can’t change. But recent research has revealed a link between serious head injury and future Alzheimer’s risk. So wear your seat belt or helmet when appropriate, and fall-proof your home.
What About Aluminum?
Do aluminum products cause Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer’s Association answers:
During the 1960’s & 1970’s, aluminum emerged as a possible suspect in causing Alzheimer’s disease. This suspicion led to concerns about the everyday exposure to aluminum through sources such as cooking pots, foil, beverage cans and antiperspirants. Since then, studies have failed to confirm any role for aluminum in causing Alzheimer’s. Almost all scientists today focus on other areas of research, and few experts believe that everyday sources of aluminum pose any threat.
For more information on how our caregivers can provide reliable and compassionate in-home care for people with Alzheimer’s, please contact us today to experience the Preferred Care at Home difference.
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