Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, and it affects a variety of behavioral and intellectual abilities. Since the disease is progressive, symptoms can be slower to develop, but eventually worsen with time. Early symptoms typically involve a decline in memory and struggle with thinking abilities. Later symptoms include the inability to focus on daily activities or actively participate in conversations. Disorientation, mood changes, decreased judgment, and confusion as well as apprehension around loved ones are some other common symptoms.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are various treatments available. These methods help patients manage the progressive symptoms of the disease, and allow them to function at a higher level for a longer period of time. Alzheimer’s therapy is one treatment method that helps patients deal with day to day symptoms, and face each new challenge as it emerges. Medications also work well to treat memory loss, behavioral changes and sleep disorders.
Home Treatment Plans
AT Home Care’s team of home health aides, nurses and therapists are a great resource for in-home care and support. As opposed to observing an Alzheimer’s patient in a medical environment, our in-home care team is able to observe each patient in their natural surroundings to determine the best course of action in treatment for their stage of Alzheimer’s. Then, together with the patients family we create a comprehensive in-home care plan that focuses on a high quality of life and symptom management.
- Over 5 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s
- Every 68 seconds someone develops the disease
- Alzheimer’s is the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older