Watching Alzheimer's or dementia develop in a loved one is one of the most painful life experiences. Suddenly you're straddled with an impossible decision of what to do. Providing the level of care needed is challenging, and nursing homes have a bad reputation. For these reasons, in South Florida, we offer home health care for Florida seniors.
This disease causes rapid cognition failure; patients often forgetthe names and faces of loved ones. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no cure,but preventative measures are at your disposal.
Alzheimer's and dementia are not the same, but Alzheimer's accounts for up to 80% of all dementia cases. An estimated 28% of seniors 65-74 have this condition, while 36% of those aged 75-84 are diagnosed with it.Lastly, of those 85 and up, 36% are afflicted. These figures are current, and cases double every five years.
A fully functioning brain consists of tens of billions of neurons that are tasked with communicating bodily functions. If you want to grab your phone or stand up, the process starts before the action. Before your arm reaches out, your brain processes the action, orders the arm to act, which happens each time we do anything.
However, with Alzheimer's, neurons begin to die off. Alzheimer's triggers a process that breaks down amyloid precursor proteins (found in the brain) when they otherwise wouldn't. As they break down, smaller parts clump together, forming extensive masses.
Researchers are stumped by if the mass kills neurons directly or if the secreted protein does, called tau. It's well known in the medical community that in Alzheimer's patients, these proteins break down to form neurofibrillary tangles, which is the name for the masses that contribute to neuron die-off.
There are mild, moderate, and severe cases; A person dealing with Alzheimer's can appear vastly different; believe it or not, this disease can alter personalities significantly. Mood swings are also a commonly occurring symptom that affects many patients.
Despite the severity, diagnosis makes it impossible to live on your own safely. We understand that Alzheimer's has many symptoms as well as varying degrees of complications. Here are just a few ways that Alzheimer's makes the day-to-day life a struggle:
We offer solutions, plain and simple. Our expert knowledge and abilities allow our clients to remain in the comfort of their homes. Our services are 24/7, so there will always be a guardian close by if you are unable.
We make independence possible. All the tasks that can bog you down, we can take care of them all. By handling the daily operations, your loved one(s) are free to reside in the home instead of being relocated to a foreign environment. Our services include:
Have we been enabling freedom in Alzheimer's patients for the last 50 years? Contact us today to build your personalized care package!
We assist seniors with tasks such as getting ready in the morning and settling in for the night.
We help seniors maintain a household and an independent life with tasks like cooking, cleaning, laundry, sewing, and similar jobs.
Our professional caregivers can simply be there to give your loved one quality company and friendship.
We can handle medication schedules so your loved ones take them when they should with the correct dosage.
Although we attempt to avoid guardianship, sometimes it is necessary. A guardian is a person who is legally responsible for managing the affairs of an incapacitated person.
At Aging Allies, we want to ease the process and your concerns while enriching the lives of you or your loved ones through in-home care for seniors in South Florida. We also offer in-home senior care in the Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie County areas. Call us today to schedule a free at-home assessment.view all caregiver services