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World Alzheimers Day 2021

Each year more awareness is raised around the world in September for World Alzheimer’s Day. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of this vital campaign, and the global effort to continue to build awareness and end the stigma.

 



While the awareness this year is concentrating more so on early diagnosis we also wanted to embrace this opportunity to talk about the needs our elderly and those with Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia.

We hope by building awareness about both the disease as well as the ways to identify the onset of the disease earlier, we can provide comfort and support for those who have the disease and those who have become caregivers.

While your loved one with Alzheimer’s may not be able to share their thoughts and feelings with you, we know that there are at least four areas that are acutely magnified for those with Alzheimer’s.

 

1. Separation Anxiety
2. Ongoing Discomfort
3. Isolation
4. Continuous Fear

Separation Anxiety - your loved one’s world may now revolve around you - you are the one constant they know. You may find that they need to have that touch, or be constantly underfoot as they are trying to navigate the loss they feel. You can alleviate some of this stress and separation anxiety by introducing some other family members or caregivers to become consistent - that will help to provide some reassurance.

Ongoing Discomfort - because your loved one may also be afflicted with other illness, pains and general loss, but not be able to understand why they are feeling that way or how they can communicate it - it can lead to constant discomfort. It is important to watch for any signals that they are uncomfortable. It will be difficult at times but watching for changes in expression or agitation may provide some insight that further medical attention may be required.

Isolation - it is common for those with Alzheimer’s to feel lonely and socially isolated. This can actually worsen the impact of the disease and lead to more anxiety as well as impact hyperactivity and further degrade memory. One way to deal with this isolation is to potentially create a team effort of family members and professional caregivers to reduce the feeling of isolation.

Continuous Fear - people with Alzheimer’s may be already afraid. They are fearful of the unknown - these include things and people that may have been part of their lives for years. They can be fearful of water - it is invisible and it frightens them - so being aware of this can help you. As a caregiver identify and offset the distress that comes from activities like takes a bath or shower, or even drinking water, so look for ways to make this process as calm as possible.

Are you or someone you know in need of a helping hand to continue to care for a loved one?  If so please contact us, make an appointment for a FREE and complete consultation.

 
 

Our Belief In Care


We believe in bringing you the peace of mind you need as a CareGiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia.


We believe in dedicating ourselves to your loved ones with the same care and respect we would to our own loved ones and family.


We believe in delivering kind, compassionate and meaningful support, allowing you to have the respite needed to continue caring for your loved one.

 

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We believe in providing high quality In-Home Respite service for CareGivers living with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia. Are you or a Caregiver you know in need of some helping hands in order to continue coping with a loved one?

 
           
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