Dementia Caregivers serving the Detroit Metro Area as well as Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Dementia is the loss of mental abilities and most commonly occurs later in life. Of all persons over age 65, approximately 5-8% are affected by dementia. This percentage increases considerably with age with 25% to 50% of individuals over the age of 85 being affected.
There are many types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, behavioral variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Early evaluation of which type of dementia an individual has, can assist the family in understanding the disease, help direct care for the individual, develop appropriate support and, provide possible inclusion in research studies.
The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, accounts for 50-75% of all cases of cognitive impairment.
Caring For a Loved One with Dementia
Because of the intensity of care that may be required, it is often difficult for even a loving, dedicated family to provide the comprehensive care that may be needed by a loved one with cognitive impairment or memory loss. If friends or family wish to provide care it is very important for them to be aware not only of the needs of their loved one, but also of their own needs and understand their limitations. It is not uncommon for a spouse, child or relative to feel that they have an impossible choice between being utterly overwhelmed if they try to provide the care themselves or feeling guilty that they are betraying their relative if they elect to have care provided by a third party.
This often leads to the primary caregiver becoming “burned-out” and exhausted and can lead to a reduction in quality of life for all parties involved. Because of this it is often helpful to investigate local resources to help the care provider. One of these options is Dementia Home Care.
In-Home Care Services for Patients Living with Dementia
Living with dementia can make individuals extremely vulnerable. It is a disease that affects every part of their life, from the moment they wake up in the morning until they lay their head on the pillow at night. Often times patients living with dementia can become disoriented, scared or confused if they wake up in the middle of the night after experiencing a bad dream. Additionally, people living with dementia continually deal with issues of anxiety and depression which can lead them to withdraw from the outside world, creating self-imposed isolation.
Cognitive impairment, dementia and memory loss can impact every one involved, including the patient, spouse, family and friends. It can diminish a person’s senses – changing the tastes and aromas they used to enjoy. Sounds that once brought smiles and comfort are now perceived as just noise – the brain even interprets what a person sees differently. What used to come naturally now becomes an insurmountable challenge. Our specialize dementia care is designed to help your loved one manage those changes and provide the quality of life that not only are they used to, but that you expect and they deserve.
Dementia Home Care Support and Services – Your Reliable Source for In-Home Health Care for Dementia Patients
Caregiving Experts offers care and support to dementia patients and their families throughout The Greater Detroit Metro area suburbs including Wayne County, Oakland County and Macomb County. We provide our home care, senior care and dementia care services to residents of Plymouth, Livonia, Canton, Novi, Farmington, Commerce Twp., Bloomfield, Southfield, Royal Oak, Troy, Rochester Hills, Clinton Twp., Warren, Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, Allen Park, and White Lake to name a few.