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Serving Lake & Porter Counties, Northwest Indiana

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Serving Lake & Porter Counties,
Northwest Indiana

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Alzheimer's/Dementia Care

The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases significantly as people age. According to the Alzheimer’s Association's 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, one in nine people ages 65 and older (11 percent) have Alzheimer’s. Among seniors ages 85 and older, that ratio increases to one in three (32 percent). Alzheimer's and other dementias are a significant concern for all of us as we age.

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia are often very troubling for family members to comprehend and handle. Our Caregivers are trained to understand these symptoms, and are taught strategies to assist our clients with daily living activities. This allows family members to enjoy special moments with loved ones while our Caregivers deliver needed support.

We Are Family Home Care stresses the importance of patience with and compassion for these extremely fragile and vulnerable clients. We are committed to supporting our clients and families with quality care that addresses unique needs of those suffering from these diseases.

Alzheimer’s and dementia can manifest themselves with varying symptoms, and at different rates for different individuals. We understand that each situation is unique, and will work with clients and family members to develop a personalized plan. Keeping your loved one in a familiar environment, such as their home, is often a positive in dealing with this type of disease. Our Caregivers will take the time to get to know your loved one, to learn what he or she likes and dislikes, and to develop a good relationship conducive to caregiving.

Our Caregivers will plan activities that are stimulating, and find those that allow the client to relive positive past experiences. These may include listening to music, watching movies, or viewing family photos from their past. Other activities that may provide positive stimulation are reading favorite books together and discussing historical or current events. Our Caregivers will also plan memory exercises or games with your loved one.

While the person may exhibit challenging behaviors, personal interaction is very important to their overall health. We can help!