Alzheimer’s Care Boca Raton – Help for Alzheimer’s Families

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Care Boca Raton, Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, Alzheimer's Help

Alzheimer’s Care Boca Raton – Help for Alzheimer’s Families

Alzheimer's Care Boca RatonFinding Alzheimer’s Care in Boca Raton and help for Alzheimer’s families is available through a local 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as the first point of contact for Alzheimer’s caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center provides caregivers and families of those diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorder, with help including Alzheimer’s resources and Alzheimer’s information.

Alzheimer’s Care Services and Programs in Boca Raton Community

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center serves the entire Alzheimer’s community in Boca Raton by providing Alzheimer’s care services and programs that include:

  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Geriatric Care Management Services Boca Raton
  • Geriatric Assessments
  • Geriatric Care Plans
  • Long-term care planning
  • Alzheimer’s care community referrals – private duty home care, in home care and senior care services in Boca Raton and legal and financial assistance
  • Counseling and coaching services
  • Alzheimer’s training and education

To learn more about Alzheimer’s Care Boca Raton – Help for Alzheimer’s Families, call 855-476-7600

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Dementia Help in West Palm Beach

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Help, Dementia

Dementia Care West Palm Beach

Dementia Help in West Palm Beach

When it comes time to find dementia help in West Palm Beach, it’s important for caregivers of those diagnosed with dementia to know where to turn.

For dementia caregivers seeking help in the West Palm Beach area, the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, a local not-for-profit organization, serves as their first point of contact. Their geriatric care managers specialize in dementia and helping caregivers get the dementia help they need.

Helping caregivers manage the difficult task of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other neurocognitive disorder means making sure that caregivers can access the best dementia in home care services and other community based services for dementia patients.

Dementia caregiving isn’t easy and caregivers most often ask the geriatric care managers to help them find help with:

Respite Care for Dementia Caregivers

Dementia help includes arranging respite care for dementia caregivers. Respite care enables family caregivers to take some time for themselves, knowing that the person with dementia is receiving excellent care and supervision.

Help with Personal Care – Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene

When dementia caregivers need help with their  loved ones personal care needs, they want to make sure that the care receiver is treated with dignity and respect at all times.  It’s also so important that the dementia patient be encouraged to perform as many self-care tasks as they can, on their own. A well trained in home care worker or private duty nurses aide or CNA/HHA that is trained in helping care for dementia patients is critical.

Help Managing Medication for Dementia Patients

Managing medications for dementia patients does not only include safe medication compliance, but also includes helping to manage behavioral issues, such as the dementia patients refusal to take the medications.

Help with Daily Living for Dementia Patients

Caregivers seeking dementia help at home also need help with day-to-day daily living responsibilities.  Doing the laundry, preparing a nutritious meal, running errands,  cognitive stimulation and activities for the dementia patient, and performing other light housekeeping tasks all help to reduce stress on dementia caregivers.

Dementia Help in West Palm Beach 24 Hours Per Day

Getting dementia help means knowing you can get help 24 hours per day. 7 days per week. 365 days per year. The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center has a 24 hour Dementia Caregiver Line that is a life-line for caregivers and families of those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and throughout South Florida.

The Benefits of Dementia Help

Some of the benefits of dementia help for  dementia caregivers and dementia care receivers include:

  • Reduced dementia caregiver stress
  • Reduced patient hospitalizations
  • Reduced feelings of depression in caregiver and care receiver
  • Delay of long-term care placement
  • Improved quality of life for caregiver and care receiver.

For Dementia Help in West Palm Beach call 855-476-7600
24 hours per day. 7 days per week. 365 days per year.
You are never alone!

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7 Ways to Help Manage Aggression in the Alzheimer’s Patient

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Alzheimer's Behavioral Problems, Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Help, Alzheimer's Training for Caregivers, Dementia

7 Ways to Help Manage Aggression in the Alzheimer’s Patient

7 Ways to Help Manage Aggression in the Alzheimer's PatientSome people with Alzheimer’s disease may become aggressive.  This can be very upsetting to caregivers and family members.

Aggressive behaviors may be verbal – such as shouting, name calling or they can be physical – such as hitting, pinching, punching or shoving.  These behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or can result from a frustrating situation.

Whatever the case, it is important to try to understand what is causing the person with Alzheimer’s disease to become angry or upset.  These 7 tips can help you choose the best way to respond:

Managing Aggression:

1.  Rule out pain as the cause of the behavior.  Pain can cause a person with dementia to act aggressively.

2.  Try to identify the immediate cause.  Think about what happened right before the reaction that might have triggered the behavior.

3.  Focus on feelings, not facts.  Rather than focusing on specific details, consider the person’s emotions.  Look for the feelings behind the words or actions.

4.  Don’t get upset.  Be positive and reassuring. Speak slowly and in a soft tone.

5.  Limit distractions.  Examine the person’s surroundings and adapt them to avoid other similar situations.

6.  Try a relaxing activity.  Use music, massage or exercise to help soothe the person.

7.  Shift the focus to another activity.  The immediate situation or activity may have unintentionally caused the aggressive response.  Try something different.

 

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Managing Difficult Behaviors at Home

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Alzheimer's Behavioral Problems, Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Help, Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease – Managing Difficult Behaviors at Home

Difficult BehaviorsAlzheimer’s disease can cause a person to act in different and unpredictable ways. Some people with Alzheimer’s become anxious or aggressive. Others repeat certain questions or gestures. Many misinterpret what they hear.

These types of reactions can lead to is understanding, frustration and tension, particularly between the person with dementia and the caregiver. It is important to understand that the person is not acting that way on purpose.

Behavior may be related to:

  • Physical discomfortBrochure
  • Illnesses or medication
  • Overstimulation
  • Loud noises or a busy environment
  • Unfamiliar surroundings
  • New places or the inability to recognize home
  • Complicated tasks
  • Difficulty with activities or chores
  • Frustrating interactions
  • Inability to communicate effectively

Use this three-step approach to help identify common behaviors and  their causes:

1. Examine the behavior

  • What was the behavior? Was it harmful to the individual or others?
  • What happened just before the behavior occurred? Did something trigger it?
  • What happened immediately after the behavior occurred? How did you react?
  • Could something be causing the person pain?
  • Consult a physician to identify any causes related to medications or illness.

2. Explore potential solutions

  •  What are the needs of the person with dementia?
  • Are they being met?
  • Can adapting the surroundings comfort the person?
  • How can you change your reaction or your approach to the behavior? Are you responding in a calm and supportive way?

3. Try different responses

  • Did your new response help?
  • Do you need to explore other potential causes and solutions? If so, what can you do differently?

To learn more, download “How to respond when dementia causes unpredictable behaviors”.

Source: Alzheimer’s Association

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A Top 25 Alzheimer’s Blog of 2014

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Alzheimer's Help, Alzheimer's News

We are pleased to announce that our blog has been recognized as a Top Alzheimer’s Blog for 2014 by Healthline. This is a huge honor.

We know that so many people are now affected by Alzheimer’s disease and that the search for answers, support and guidance is so important to helping both patients and caregivers cope.

We hope that you will continue to find our site to be not only a useful and beneficial source of information, but that you will never hesitate to reach out to us for help with your own unique situation.  Always remember, you are not alone.

Top Alzheimer's Blog 2014

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Alzheimer’s Care Palm Beach Gardens

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support

Alzheimer’s Care Palm Beach Gardens

Alzheimer’s Care in Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach and Jupiter. In home care and private duty care services for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairment.

Alzheimer’s care in your community is available through a variety of  resources including ElderCare at Home.

Dementia and Memory Care Palm Beach Gardens

Dementia and memory care supportive programs, services, Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups, education, coaching, referrals and 24 hour Alzheimer’s Help Line available through the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center.

Help for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Call the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center at 561-588-4545 for more information

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