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Alzheimer’s Care

Consistent, quality care in the home for continued vitality and independence.

Certainty of care when it counts the most.

Of all the various types of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common, causing difficulties with everyday thinking, memory, and even behaviour. TrustonTap’s trained, experienced carers can assist with the emotional and everyday needs of people affected by this condition, to help manage its impact on their quality of living.

A TrustonTap Carer providing Alzheimer’s support can help meet a range of needs.

  • A calming, familiar presence
  • Engaged interaction
  • Minimise changing behaviours and cognition
  • Caregiver support
  • Healthy eating, drinking and medication schedules
  • Stimulating activities

 

Who is Alzheimer’s care suitable for?

Alzheimer’s care is recommended for individuals or families living with the effects of memory loss and other characteristics of the disease including difficulties with general cognition, behaviour and the ability to perform common tasks. As there is presently no cure for Alzheimer’s, regular, attentive care in conjunction with professional medical advice is the best, most accessible course of action.

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What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys the memory and thinking capacity of individuals. It is irreversible, and eventually severely impacts the ability to perform basic tasks. It is the most common form of dementia, and occurs when plaques form in the brain. Eventually, full time care can be required.

Who experiences Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is largely reported among older individuals, with people over 65 generally most at risk, and the risk for those above this age doubling every five years. In a majority of cases, Alzheimer’s is not an inherited disease, though in such individuals, symptoms will appear much earlier than would otherwise be the case.

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a challenging diagnosis, with early signs often proving vague. However, common early symptoms may include:

  • Memory impairment, particularly of recent events
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Reduced ability to perform everyday tasks
  • Confusion with location or the passing of time
  • Visual or spatial difficulties, losing items
  • Poor judgement
  • Withdrawal or changes in mood, behaviour and personality
  • Language issues, reduced vocabulary in speech or writing

In such circumstances, prompt diagnosis by a qualified medical professional will help ensure the most appropriate course of action for sustained quality of life.

How TrustonTap carers help care for someone with Alzheimer’s.

Our carers can support you or your loved ones in the event of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In the early stages, they can assist with basic everyday tasks like cooking, gardening and walking to help maintain a level of normality.

Keeping physically active is important in managing Alzheimer’s, helping improve mood, self-esteem and overall mobility and strength. Our carers can help keep your loved one active as required, with walking or light exercise.

As the condition progresses, they may be required to provide greater support for things such as eating, drinking and scheduling or maintaining appointments. Washing, bathing and toileting can all prove challenging as dementia evolves. Our carers can assist with personal care of this nature also.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be common among older people. For someone with Alzheimer’s however, they have been known to cause sudden and severe confusion known as delirium. As such, it is important to get regular advice on the mental capacity of the individual, and who is to act on their behalf when required.

Our Terms of Use for Clients set out the terms on which we supply our services to anyone seeking carers, and can be viewed in full here.

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