Alzheimers and dementia are diseases that make it difficult for the patient to remember simple things, like his or her own name or the name of loved ones. It can also make it difficult for the patient to remember how to carry out certain daily duties like bathing, eating, and using the bathroom, and can impair the patient’s ability to make good judgments. Caring for a loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be very stressful, disheartening and difficult for a family member. The Caregivers from Competent Caregiving are available to provide care for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Alzheimer’s and dementia can be difficult diseases to manage because the symptoms and challenges associated with the diseases can change from day to day. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia but the Caregivers from Competent Caregiving can help to provide a high-standard of living for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients by focusing on the following goals:
- Maintaining a quality of life for the patient
- Maximizing function of daily activities
- Enhancing cognition and mood
- Maintaining a safe environment and supervision
- Promoting social engagement as necessary
Caregivers from Competent Caregiving have experience with caring for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia and the complications associated with these debilitating and frustrating diseases. Our Caregivers are equipped to support the needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients as well as keep them safe and comfortable in their surroundings.
The Caregivers from Competent Caregiving are trained to report changes to the family of the patient. This information can be vital to the physicians who can prescribe medicine that can temporarily slow the worsening of symptoms and can help to improve the patient’s quality of life. Both cognitive and physical symptoms change with the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia and consistent monitoring is necessary to ensure proper care for these types of patients. The Caregivers at Competent Caregiving are trained to deal with the psychological symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia, especially agitation, aggression, depression and psychosis. Having a Caregiver from Competent Caregiving to handle these types of behaviors will benefit family members who may not be as equipped to emotionally or physically care for these types of behaviors.