Alzheimer's Care in Marietta, OH
Learn about the Alzheimer's care services that we provide to the Marietta community
Alzheimer's disease slowly erodes a person's brain by causing nerve cells to die. As the cells die, an individual loses the ability to remember things stored in their short or long-term memory, control their emotions, talk, perform calculations, and, eventually, control their own body. Alzheimer's impacts each person's brain differently, since different nerves are lost and they are lost in different orders. This means that the disease does not present itself in the same way for any two Alzheimer's sufferers.
What does remain constant for those with Alzheimer's is the progressive nature of the disease. While each senior's disease may progress at different speeds and seniors may enter disease stages at varied times, in the end, all symptoms worsen and the disease eventually wins. As a result, by the final stages of Alzheimer's disease, seniors will require full-time, round-the-clock Alzheimer's care.
There are no one-size-fits all formulas when it comes to Alzheimer's care. A senior's needs change as they progress through the stages of the disease, and each family's situation is unique. As a result, deciding on the various aspects of Alzheimer's care can be a tough decision.
Despite the challenges, there is one place you can always count on to provide full-spectrum care regardless of the stage or progression of the disease: Comfort Keepers.
The Benefits of Alzheimer's Care
Comfort Keepers caregivers are specially trained to work with seniors who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease. From light support during the early stages to comprehensive 24-hour care as the disease reaches its final stages, Comfort Keepers Alzheimer's care helps seniors maximize their independence and quality of life in the safe, comfortable, and familiar surroundings of their home.
Most people think about Alzheimer's care in the later stages when seniors are wandering, hallucinating, or having outbursts of anger or fear, but many families will benefit from early care when the senior is still highly lucid and communicative. This allows them to find out a senior's desires, wishes, and thoughts before the disease robs them of the ability to effectively communicate. Early Alzheimer's care also allows families the ability to focus on spending their time with the senior during the best of their remaining days instead of performing tasks and chores or worrying about daily living activities.
In short, no two seniors will experience Alzheimer's disease the same way, and no two seniors will require the exact same Alzheimer's care. With Comfort Keepers, a unique and personalized plan of care will provide your senior loved one with the care and support they need to remain safely at home, regardless of the stage or progression of the disease. Best of all, the highly flexible plan can be easily adjusted to meet the senior's changing needs and requirements.