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Depend on us whenever your loved ones with Alzheimer’s require professional care.

Alzheimer’s disease is a challenging mental problem. It changes a person in ways that even their families can not recognize. In such a difficult situation, an extra hand can help manage these changes. Our trained caregivers are well-equipped with strategies and activities that help manage and care for a patient with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s is a condition that affects the lives of many. It progressively manifests symptoms such as:

  • Wandering tendencies
  • Steady physical and emotional decline
  • Drastic behavioral changes

We understand how their condition can feel overwhelming for them and the whole family to manage alone. Hence, Nation Care, Inc. deploys dependable caregivers who can help them maintain their physical wellness while meeting their emotional needs. Our clients can trust our caregivers to handle the following responsibilities:

  • Medication reminders
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Assistance with performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Accompaniment to medical appointments
  • Provide genuine companionship

Essential Information About Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Did you know that Alzheimer’s Disease takes up 60-70% of total Dementia cases? Dementia is a broad range of conditions that target a person’s cognitive functioning. The symptoms of Dementia include the following:

Early Stages

  • Forgetfulness
  • Disorientation (time and place)
  • Confusion
  • Wandering

Progressive Symptoms

  • Struggles with identifying names/places
  • Repeating questions
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Difficulty with accomplishing ADLs

Advanced Stages

  • Aggression towards other
  • Consistent disorientation (time and place)
  • Difficulty recognizing familiar places and people
  • Depression

Defining Memory

Memory refers to the brain’s ability to store and recall vital information. Experts categorize them as short or long-term.
Short-term memory allows the brain to store information temporarily to make room for new ones.
Long-term memory allows information to remain in the brain for extended periods, making it recallable for a few minutes to after a decade.

The signs of severe memory issues include the following:

  • Repeating questions
  • Frequent confusion about places, people, and time
  • Becoming lost in familiar places
  • Difficulty in following directions
  • Ignoring personal hygiene

Why Aging Affects Memory

Several reasons exist why aging affects the brain’s ability to store and retrieve memories. The reasons range from:
Deterioration of the hippocampus
Progressive loss of neurons
Reduced blood flow to the brain

Ways to Improve Memory

Exercising your brain muscles promotes your brain health, and one can achieve this by doing the following activities:

  • Consider learning an unfamiliar language
  • Understand multiple perspectives
  • Get adequate sleep regularly
  • Do regular exercise/workouts to promote oxygen flow
  • Limit alcohol consumption and quit smoking
  • Manage stress healthily

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