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Silver Spring Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

Professional Early-Onset Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Near You

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Have you begun seeing signs of memory loss and confusion in your loved one? They may be facing the early symptoms of Alzheimer's or dementia.

At Griswold Home Care for Silver Spring & Montgomery County North, we offer compassionate home care assistance for Alzheimer’s & dementia patients to help them feel as comfortable and safe as possible during this life transition.

Our highly-rated dementia care team will first go over your family member’s needs during a consultation to establish a care routine that best suits everyone’s needs.

Searching for trusted Alzheimer's care near you? Call us at (240) 560-5243 or reach out online to learn how we can help you and your loved one.

We Offer Caring & Supportive Dementia Care in Silver Spring

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The challenges of early-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia can be stressful and overwhelming for even the most resilient. They can also be emotionally difficult.

With trained and qualified professionals by your side, you can better savor and enjoy the moments you still share with your loved one.

How Our Silver Springs Dementia Caregivers Can Help

Our dementia services follow detailed steps that greatly enhance the quality of life and reduce the sense of confusion for patients of early-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Our dementia caregivers will:

  • Reinforce the practice of reminiscing upon happy memories.
  • Reintroduce themselves every visit.
  • Cut and prepare food to simplify eating.
  • Stimulate short-term memory skills by encouraging extracurricular cognitive activities.
  • Evolve and adjust to respect your loved one’s shifting reality.

These focal points are crucial, especially when dealing with dementia’s advanced stages, where symptoms include:

  • Extreme confusion
  • Cognitive fogginess
  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Spatial disorientation
  • Paranoia and suspicion

We use proven methods for improving the well-being of dementia patients.

Locally operated and backed by a brand name with 40 years of proven success, we are a trusted home care company for good reason.

Check out our reviews to see why our customers are pleased with our services.

Interested in structured memory care in Silver Spring? Contact our care team for Alzheimer's and dementia services by calling (240) 560-5243!

Why Choose Griswold Home Care for Silver Spring & Montgomery County North?

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Dementia can make the simplest of activities, like showering and brushing one’s teeth, quite complex. That is why we are committed to offering around-the-clock, in-home assistance with our live-in/overnight home care services.

The inability to think clearly or complete ordinary tasks can make every aspect of life frustrating and taxing.

Helping you and your loved ones deal with the obstacles and emotional toll of dementia, our Griswold caregivers streamline everyday routines and manage basic activities.

From keeping up hygiene to getting groceries, we are here to help our clients navigate the struggles of day-to-day life so you can move forward with your own.

If you are interested in our dementia and Alzheimer’s home care services in Silver Spring, give us a call (240) 560-5243 or contact us online today!

Frequently Asked Questions about Dementia

What are the Early Signs of Dementia?

Seeing the signs of dementia early can make it easier on your loved one and family so changes and accommodations can be made before the condition progresses. Look for these signs:

  • Memory Loss

  • Confusion about Time & Place

  • Problems Concentrating

  • Having Trouble Keeping Up with Conversion/Lots of Repeating Statements & Questions

  • Having Trouble Completing Everyday Tasks, like Cooking & Cleaning

Learn more about the signs of dementia here. If you find that your loved one is experiencing these symptoms, speak with a doctor as soon as possible. This will give you time to plan out their dementia care and improve their long-term prognosis.

How Does Dementia Impact Daily Life?

The idea that dementia is a disease is a common misperception. It is a group of signs that indicate mental decline brought on by other illnesses like Alzheimer's. These symptoms may make it difficult to carry out routine everyday activities including cooking, cleaning, and maintaining personal hygiene.

Dementia can affect daily life by:

  • Forgetting simple tasks

  • Mood changes

  • Losing interest in things one normally enjoys

  • Making concentration difficult

  • Struggling with basic motor skills

The effects of dementia extend beyond the person suffering with it - carers (usually family) also oftentimes take a toll physically, mentally and emotionally over time.

What Can Family and/or Friends Do to Help a Loved One with Dementia?

Some things families can do to help a loved one with dementia include:

  • Establish a Daily Routine - coordinate meals, baths and bed time at approximately the same time each day. This can support memory.

  • Allow Independence When Able - when it comes to everyday tasks, especially feeding and bathing, allow your loved one to do as much on their own as they can. This will help your loved one to feel dignified, and not like a burden

  • Activities - plan activities that your loved one has always enjoyed. This could mean taking walks, playing their favorite music, playing their favorite games - anything they like! People tend to remember the things they love most.

  • Comfortable Clothing - it is best to fill your loved one’s wardrobe with loose-fitting clothing with large zippers and elastic waistbands. Also, make sure they have shoes without strings. These thoughtful changes will make it much easier for your loved one to help with getting themselves dressed.

For more information on how you can help a loved one with dementia, read this article by the

About Jean Griswold

Our founder, Jean Griswold, was a care professional who became a visionary entrepreneur when she started the first non-medical home care franchise in the United States while running her own home care business.

Jean started at her dining room table in 1982 in suburban Philadelphia. Her husband, Minister and Doctor Lincoln Griswold, informed her that an elderly woman in their parish had died through the complications associated with malnutrition and dehydration because she had no support system to care for her. Jean was deeply saddened by what she felt was an easily preventable tragedy. She was driven to act.

Jean Griswold was an extraordinary leader. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1967 at the age of 36 but continued to work actively in her office until she was 79. She published a book, “Fears of the Elderly” in 2013.

Jean was born in New York City. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Douglass College and a master’s degree in personnel and guidance from Rutgers University. She received an honorary doctorate from Holy Family University in 2006. From 2003 to 2004 she was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She won numerous awards, including the Spirit of Philadelphia Award, the Working Woman’s 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year honor, and the 2002 MS National Achievement Award of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Jean passed away on January 28th, 2017 at the age of 86. She was an inspirational woman and entrepreneur, and despite her passing, her values live on in Griswold Home Care today.

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