There are many issues to consider if you are a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a family member caring for a person with Alzheimer’s. Both individuals will have their own concerns and needs that need to be met.
A patient with mild Alzheimer’s disease may consider the continued need for activities that provide mental stimulation as well as exercise. They will still want to be able to socialize with family and friends. As the disease progresses and becomes more moderate, that patient will need more structure and support in performing activities. More personal care, such as bathing and dressing will need to be provided.
The caregiver’s needs also need to be considered. In addition to caring for the patient they may have additional family members, such as children and spouses, who also require their attention. The time allotted to engage in personal interests and socialization with friends is limited. Perhaps they have to work outside the home, or they may even have their own medical problems they need to attend to.
Being honest about needing additional assistance can benefit everyone involved. MAS Home Care, which specializes in New England Alzheimer’s care, can provide much needed support. At home care ensures a safe and familiar environment for the patient. MAS Home Care caregivers are able to be with the patient when their own family is not. They can provide compassionate companionship, personal care, transportation services, medication reminders, and several other services. They are able to work with family members to provide further education about the disease as well as lessen their burden. The patient’s dignity and as much independence as possible is preserved.
Persons in New England with Alzheimer’s disease are now able to remain at home while maintaining a high quality of care with MAS Home Care. Contact us today!