Atlanta In-Home Dementia Care: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Vascular and Lewy Body Dementia
Support for Memory Loss and Cognitive Impairment
Providing care to an aging family member can be a mentally, physically, and emotionally taxing job. It can be even more exhausting when your loved one has memory loss or cognitive impairment that changes their behavior. These behavioral changes can range from puzzling to downright painful for loved ones to experience. Family caregivers are often at a loss for how to respond. Griswold Home Care for Atlanta offers experienced caregivers that can provide tips, coaching and assistance to help your entire family navigate this life-changing situation.
Our experienced Atlanta caregivers are trained and coached on useful techniques to help you and your loved one adapt to changing realities and continue to live full and productive lives in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Whether you’re dealing with Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment or some other dementia-related illness, we deliver in-home support that helps:
- Encourage health, happiness, and safety
- Empower clients to retain independence according to their abilities
- Preserve comfort and dignity as the disease progresses
- Create a safe home environment
- Provide relief for the family to prevent exhaustion and burnout
- Navigate social situations inside and outside of the home
Whether your loved one is in the early stages of this disease or has been living with it for a while, we have customizable plans to suit your needs.
What Are the Effects of Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia’s on Seniors?
Though perhaps the best known, Alzheimer’s is only one of many degenerative, dementia-related illnesses. Other diseases the present as dementia include vascular dementia, Parkinson’s, Lewy Bodies, Huntington’s Disease, etc. Though a common symptom, memory loss isn’t the only sign that your family member may be experiencing some form of dementia-related illness:
Changes in Hygiene
Many older adults living with dementia may forgo routine hygiene tasks. This may be because it no longer occurs to them that it is important, or because they are now unable to complete the tasks alone or they may be unsure if they’ve already completed them. Regardless of the situation, we’re here to help your family member maintain good personal hygiene in a manner that is agreeable and non-threatening.
Changes in Daily Routine
Cooking, cleaning, going to the bathroom, ascending stairs, etc., are all tasks that may be forgotten as dementia starts to impact normal thought processes. Check for evidence that meals are being prepared, that food is being consumed or discarded. Look for common items being left in uncommon places (keys in the refrigerator, tools in the laundry basket). Confirm that trash is being removed and clothes are getting washed. Fortunately, these are simple tasks that our Atlanta caregivers can help complete.
Tasks that seem routine can become perplexing as dementia progresses. Operating the microwave or the washer can become challenging. More dangerous, your loved one may forget to put a car in Park or leave food on the stove or in the oven. Rely on our caregivers to partner with you and create a routine that mitigates confusion and promotes security and comfort.
Loss of Basic Motor Skills
As the disease progresses, basic motor skills can be impacted, making it difficult to complete everyday activities. Simple tasks like tying shoelaces or brushing one’s teeth can become frustrating and challenging. You don’t have to navigate this alone with our compassionate professionals on your side.
Our Atlanta caregivers are here to ensure your loved one gets exceptional in-home care and is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.