Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Providing Peace of Mind and Engagement

 
 The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease. While this number is certainly shocking, what is more worrisome is the number does not include the individuals living with other types of dementia as well. 

If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia, living at home without support can be dangerous, not to mention stressful for your loved one. Fortunately, CaringGivers provides experienced caregivers to provide dementia and Alzheimer’s care to seniors throughout the Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas.

 

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care in Washington, D.C.

The team at CaringGivers has extensive experience working with seniors living with all stages of dementia. We understand the challenges of memory loss and cognitive decline can bring, and we have the interventions to keep your loved one at home safely and independently for longer.

 

We are experienced working with common dementia and Alzheimer’s care challenges, including:

  • Wandering, or walking without purpose
  • Incontinence
  • Agitation, frustration, or stress
  • Repetitive speech
  • Paranoia
  • “Sundowning”, or agitated behaviors that arrive in the late afternoon hours
  • Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
  • Nutritional concerns
  • Hygiene tasks like bathing or dressing

 

Our team will get to know you and your loved one, including their past history, in order to develop interventions that will provide structure, peace, and appropriate socialization to keep memory loss from rapidly progressing.



Does My Loved One Need Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care?

If your loved one has a diagnosis of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, or if you have noticed memory loss or poor judgment, securing in home care services can provide the extra support your loved one needs to live at home safely and independently for as long as possible.

 

In early stages of dementia, our caregivers can provide:

  • A friendly face to stop in and socialize 

Isolation has been proven to accelerate memory loss and cognitive challenges.

  • Verbal cues or other cueing systems to create routine and structure

Seniors living with early stages of dementia can become frustrated or anxious without proper cueing throughout the day.

  • Transportation to and from errands, appointments, or social gatherings

Losing the ability or desire to drive does not have to mean your loved one will be at home alone.

  • Medication management, including cueing and set up
  • Assistance with meal preparation, including grocery shopping and cooking

 

In mid to late stages of dementia, our caregivers can provide:

  • A friendly face to visit with
  • Assistance with daily hygiene tasks and household tasks
  • Nutritional support, including meal prep and cooking
  • Safety checks, including mobility assistance to prevent falls
  • Activities and specialized interventions to encourage peace, calmness, and confidence during anxious times
  • Transportation and assistance during errands, appointments, and family/friend gatherings

 

Call our team today for a free consultation, and hear how our dementia and Alzheimer’s care services can benefit your loved one.