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Alzheimers and Dementia

Alzheimers and Dementia

Alzheimers and Dementia services offered in Newtown, PA

Nothing is more distressing than wanting to keep your loved one at home, then slowly realizing that their Alzheimer’s or dementia requires more intensive care than you can manage. No one is ever prepared for the challenge of these diseases, but the compassionate team at Elevation Homecare in Newton, Pennsylvania, can help. They offer the level of support you need to spend time enjoying your loved one without feeling overwhelmed by the progressive changes caused by Alzheimer’s and dementia. To learn more, call the office or click the booking feature to request an appointment online.

Alzheimers and Dementia Q&A

What are Alzheimer’s and dementia?

Dementia is a general term referring to memory loss and a decline in cognitive abilities, such as losing the ability to communicate, reason, concentrate, and make decisions.

Many people have mild memory loss as they get older, but that doesn’t mean they have dementia. If you have dementia, the changes are progressive and get severe enough to affect your ability to function in daily life.

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. There are other progressive dementias (Lewy body, frontotemporal, and vascular dementia), but 60-80% of all cases are Alzheimer’s.

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia?

The signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia include:

  • Forgetting recently learned information (short-term memory loss)
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  • Being confused about time or place
  • Struggling to plan activities or solve problems
  • Difficulty speaking and/or writing
  • Withdrawing from work or social activities
  • Having changes in mood, personality, and behavior
  • Frequently misplacing items
  • Getting lost in familiar places

Unfortunately, all of the symptoms progressively worsen over time. People with dementia increasingly struggle with everyday tasks. They may forget how to cook a meal they’ve prepared for years or stop paying bills.

Alzheimer’s (and dementia) affect all aspects of communication, including writing, speaking, understanding other people, and having conversations. They may mix up words or repeat the same questions and phrases.

In more advanced stages, people with Alzheimer’s may become depressed, irritable, suspicious, or struggle with sudden anger. 

How can Alzheimer’s and dementia services help? 

The team at Elevation Homecare is trained to offer sensitive and appropriate assistance to people at any stage of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. 

Whether family members can’t be in the home 24/7 to care for their loved one or they suddenly realize they need extra help when dementia reaches a middle or late stage, Elevation Homecare can help with their comprehensive services. 

Their in-home carers provide these and other services:

  • Personal care (dressing, bathing, toileting, and assistance with eating)
  • Medication supervision
  • Mobility assistance
  • Meal preparation
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation (to appointments and social activities)
  • Around-the-clock care
  • Respite care
  • Exercise
  • Companionship 

Elevation Homecare offers all of the Alzheimer’s and dementia care adults need to stay at home and enjoy the highest quality of life. 

To learn more about their services, call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking feature to request an appointment today.

Elevation Homecare takes take a holistic approach to each client well-being by focusing on the whole person in every area: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual. Restoring and transforming lives.

Providing consistent care which you can rely on is something that we at Elevation Homecare Agency do best. Our services are carefully drafted and planned to suit your wants and needs. We also give our clients the chance to personalize the care plan they need to guarantee utmost home care satisfaction.