Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

Dementia Home Care That Promotes Dignity & Wellbeing

Dealing with dementia can be very difficult and requires significant lifestyle changes for those with the condition and their loved ones. Connected Health can offer the support you need during this challenging time.

We are sensitive to the practical, emotional and social challenges of living with dementia. Connected Health dementia and Alzheimer’s care services are sensitive to your loved one’s needs and those of your family. We offer flexible services that can be tailored to our client’s lifestyle so that they can continue to enjoy the most important aspects of life.

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Navigating Alzheimer’s and Dementia with Connected Health

 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia is at the core of our approach. Dementia, a broad term for cognitive ability loss affecting daily life, manifests in various forms, with Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy Body, and Frontotemporal being the most common.

Alzheimer’s: Affecting short-term memory and language, it comprises nearly 70% of all dementia cases.

Vascular Dementia: Unpredictable due to small strokes over time, causing sudden changes in ability, judgement, and behaviour.

Lewy Body Dementia: Known for visual disturbances, delusional thinking, and impacts on walking and balance.

Frontotemporal Dementia: Progressive nerve cell loss leading to impulse changes, language difficulties, and apathy.

While cures are elusive, lifestyle changes and medications help manage symptoms. Over 50% of older adults with cognitive impairment lack a formal diagnosis, but challenges persist. Early diagnoses, often Mild Cognitive Impairment, may not always progress to advanced dementia.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming, but with Connected Health, there’s support for joy, connection, and meaning. Our caregivers possess the training and knowledge to ensure safety and comfort at home, even as the illness progresses.

 

Benefits of Homecare for Loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

 

 

  • Familiar environments provide a significant sense of security.
  • Daily routines contribute to a comforting sense of normalcy.
  • Sensory stimulation can have positive effects on health.
  • Additional support for family caregivers.

Connected Health has the expertise to provide skilled staff to assist clients in maintaining quality of living while remaining in the comfort of home. With you, we will create a specialised dementia care plan.

It might include:

  • Reminders to take medication to manage symptoms.
  • Help with dressing and bathing.
  • Continence management and catheter care.
  • Encouragement to take regular exercise to improve mood and mobility, and strengthen muscles.
  • Dietary assistance by preparing healthy balanced meals and ensuring plenty of fluids are taken.
  • Assist with routine household chores and shopping.
  • Companionship or assistance to get involved in everyday social activities.

 

Promoting Well-Being with Connected Health: Avoid Caregiver Burnout

 

When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, it’s crucial to prioritise your own well-being. Connected Health emphasises reducing the risk of caregiver burnout by providing comprehensive support. Our professional services allow you to balance your personal, professional, and family commitments while ensuring your loved one receives quality care.

Recognising early signs of caregiver burnout is vital to prevent stress from impacting your physical and mental health. Keep an eye out for common indicators, such as:

  • Exhaustion, low energy, and fatigue
  • Lack of sleep or irregular sleeping patterns
  • Anxiety or worry
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Physical pain, such as headaches and backaches
  • Feelings of resentment or guilt
  • Excessive smoking, drinking, or eating
  • No longer finding joy in caregiving or other activities
  • Hyperfocus on caregiving responsibilities
  • Lack of interest or ability to eat well, exercise, or attend social events
  • Blaming your loved one or yourself for their situation

 

Why Opt for In-Home Dementia Care with Connected Health?

 

At Connected Health, we understand the unique challenges of dementia care, and that’s why we stand out as the preferred choice. Our expert caregivers undergo specialised training, ensuring they can deliver the most effective and tailored home care for dementia. With certifications in Alzheimer’s care, our caregivers bring a high level of expertise to clients with specific needs.

For those requiring specialised care for dementia and Alzheimer’s, Connected Health is the superior option. We believe in fostering long-term comfort and happiness by allowing clients to remain in the familiar surroundings of their homes, supported by qualified, professional caregivers. Our caregivers employ creative approaches, incorporating elements like music, photographs, and personalised meals to infuse each day with familiar and comforting experiences. Choose Connected Health for compassionate and personalised in-home dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease care.

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