Here at Holistic Aging we offer a support program for families that are dealing with Alzheimer’s. It is important to know how we can help and how you can also help them.
The first thing you need to do is educate yourself all about Alzheimer’s. Please know that Alzheimer’s Disease begins slowly, it first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. Over time, symptoms get worse. People may not recognize family members or have trouble speaking, reading or writing. They may forget how to brush their teeth or comb their hair. Later on, they may become anxious or aggressive, or wander away from home. Eventually, they need total care. Here at Holistic Aging our staff can help educate you and tell you everything you need to know about Alzheimer’s. You can learn more about our amazing staff here – https://holisticaging.com/about/
The next step is to be patient. Adjusting to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is an ongoing process and each person reacts differently. We know it’s hard to deal with a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Which is why we have a customized approach. We will meet with the family and client for an assessment. Our assessment is customized to the person with Dementia and occurs in their current living environment. When we develop a customized plan for your loved one, we will talk about where they are in the disease process, financial status, ability to improve the current living environment along with the family and client desires.
Another step you will want to take is providing your loved one with a calm and soothing environment. When caring for a loved one at home, you can control the environment and the atmosphere you create while caregiving. These factors play a large part in helping a person with Alzheimer’s feel calm and safe.
Honestly, there is so much to take into consideration when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. We know it is overwhelming! If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and need support, contact Holistic Aging today at https://holisticaging.com/contact/ we are here for you!