Alzheimer’s/Dementia affects as many as 30-50% of people older than 85 years. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that is irreversible and is caused by protein plaque build-up in the brain. The other causes of dementia and some very helpful information can be found here http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dementia_overview/article_em.htm
Regardless of the cause, having an affected family member can be extremely stressful for families. Because of these difficulties, many dementia sufferers end up being placed in nursing homes or assisted living facilities much earlier than their non-dementia counterparts.
Contrary to what many people anticipate, the health and well-being of the primary caregiver (spouse, adult child) does not improve and many times will continue to decline, even after placing their loved one in a nursing home or assisted living environment. Additionally, the stress of moving to a new setting, separated from familiar surrounding can have a devastating effect on the overall well-being of the dementia sufferer.
With our Alzheimers home care services, remaining at home with one-on-one care IS possible. Caregivers can provide one-on-one care and enrichment activities including games, puzzles, looking at family photos, arts and crafts, music, etc. We will work with the family and caregivers to find activities that both enrich and mentally stimulate each of our clients.
We currently provide Alzheimers home care services in all of San Diego County and in the following cities in SW Riverside: Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Winchester, Sun City, Menifee and Hemet.