We Can Help You Through the Challenges of Dementia
Have you ever felt the frustration of misplaced keys or glasses? Having a word on the tip of your tongue and you just cannot remember it? Have you missed taking a prescription? These are normal signs of aging.
Now imagine being disoriented. Not remembering how to drive to the grocery store you have shopped at for 20 years. Forgetting recent events or conversations. Not recognizing or knowing the names of family members. People who suffer with dementia or Alzheimer’s often have trouble with memory loss, difficulty completing familiar tasks, challenges with planning and problem solving or problems with speaking or writing. Now imagine yourself encountering these frustrating experiences. Whether a person who has dementia or Alzheimer’s can pinpoint why they are frustrated, they still experience the challenges, struggles and anxiety of this daily changing and progressive disease.
We Understand the Struggles of a Caregiver
Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s takes a great deal of patience, empathy, and love. Particularly as memory loss progresses and your family member needs additional help with basic activities like dressing, bathing and eating. In addition to handling challenging behaviors such as: Delusions/Hallucinations, Wandering, Aggression, Repetition and False Accusations. Naturally, providing care for someone with this disease can cause an enormous amount of stress to a family caregiver.
Our Endorsed Dementia & Alzheimer’s CARE Training Program
Countless families like yours have trusted our Home Instead Senior Care® of Baton Rouge to provide one-on-one home care for your family members. Our unique and tailored training program for Alzheimer’s and other dementias was developed and is called our CARE program: Changing Aging through Research and EducationSM program. Through this training, our CAREGiversSM learn many techniques and tips to assist them in providing the highest quality of care to help change the way people live with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. CAREGivers are prepared to:
- Encourage engagement
- Provide mind-stimulating activities
- Supervise daily activities
- Create social interaction
- Maintain a safe environment
- Provide nutritious meals
- Manage changing behaviors
- Support the family
Aside from a few treatable types of dementia, such as Depression, Drug Interactions, Thyroid Problems, Excessive Use of Alcohol, Certain Vitamin Deficiencies or Urinary Tract Infections, there is no cure for this progressive illness. Our approach of encouragement and assistance helps family members cope with the daily challenges. Our CAREGivers can provide assistance with establishing a routine and maintain a simple pleasure of life to remain living in familiar surroundings.
To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia, visit our Alzheimer’s and Dementia CARE Services section or contact us.
We also offer FREE Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training for Families twice a month. For more information, please call (225) 819-8338 for dates, times and to make your reservation..
E.V. Wallace - Community Education Manager.