Alzheimer’s and Dementia In-Home Nursing Care
In-home nursing care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia is often the best choice for families who want to keep their loved ones close. Unfortunately, dementia is not an uncommon disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
This devastating disease can be difficult on the entire family. The first step is to understand the type of dementia that your loved one has. This will help your family determine the best level of care for them. To date, there have been ten types of dementia identified with Alzheimer’s being the most common diagnosis.
Types of Dementia
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
- Dementia with Lewy bodies or DLB
- Frontotemporal disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Mixed dementia
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Parkinson’s disease
- Vascular dementia
- Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
Advantages of in-home nursing care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be exceptionally difficult and stressful. It takes an emotional toll, and sometimes a physical toll, on the caregiver. The Alzheimer’s Association notes that 35 percent of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s, or another dementia, report that their health has gotten worse due to care responsibilities. An in-home nurse, even just part-time, can help alleviate this stress while also providing the medical care that the individual needs.
Another advantage of in-home care for dementia patients is that it often helps boost the overall well-being of the individual. While dementia is a disease that inevitably progresses, studies have shown that being in the home environment is an advantage in helping the individual be more comfortable in familiar surroundings with their loved ones by their side.
There are a variety of options available for in-home care for dementia patients. Contact us for a free in-home consultation to learn more about the options for your unique needs at 786-518-3622.