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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Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Care West Palm Beach, Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support, Caring for the Caregiver, Home Care for Alzheimer's Patients, Private Duty Home Care

Private Duty Home Care West Palm Beach

Private Duty Home Care West Palm Beach

Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach

Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach assists caregivers  and helps to alleviate stress and helps to provide affordable elder private duty care are and senior care options for the patient.

When you are are the full-time caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s important to know that if you live in South Florida, ElderCare at Home can help.

ElderCare at Home has helped thousands of caregivers and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, and throughout the entire South Florida area.

Alzheimer’s help through ElderCare at Home is an affordable alternative to providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease rather than placing them in a long term care facility or assisted living facility.  Although not the answer for all families, it is often the preferred choice when looking at affordable senior care and elder care options.

Private duty home care services through ElderCare at Home provide caregivers with the Alzheimer’s help they need to cope with the challenges of caring for someone with a neurodegenerative disorder.

If you think you might need help with Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach, call ElderCare at Home today at 561-585-0400

 

 

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South Florida Geriatric Care Managers – Jupiter, Boca, West Palm Beach

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, Alzheimer's Care West Palm Beach, Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support, Caring for the Caregiver, Geriatric Care Management Services

South Florida Geriatric Care ManagersSouth Florida Geriatric Care Managers

South Florida Geriatric Care Managers provide geriatric care management services to the following South Florida areas: North Palm Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Wellington, Manalapan, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, South Palm Beach  and Lake Worth,

Our geriatric care management teams manages health care and quality of life needs for patients and families with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties.

Our geriatric care managers, social workers and nurse care managers are highly skilled and completely dedicated to helping you manage the complex needs of your loved one.

As the leaders of dementia specific geriatric care management services in South Florida,  we are the foremost experts at guiding families through their Alzheimer’s journey and managing care for Alzheimer’s patients.

Adult children and spouses often request help when they find it difficult to navigate the complexities of their elder loved ones needs. Some of the Alzheimer’s and dementia specific services we provide include:

  • Coordinating and managing all of your Alzheimer’s Care at Home needs and private duty home care needs
  • Crisis intervention and stabilization of the patient in their own home
  • Training and education of current caregivers as well as appropriate selection of additional or future caregivers
  • Medication management and health care management
  • Nutritional and dietary care
  • Improved socialization and cognitive stimulation
  • Comprehensive Home Safety Evaluations & Recommendations
  • Coaching for Caregiver Program
  • Support and education for family members to improve coping skills and communication skills
  • Accompany patient to physician appointments & manage compliance with physician orders

Geriatric Care Managers in South Florida can provide a wide variety of care management services after meeting with the client and performing an ElderCare Assessment. The ElderCare Plan is then created, implemented and continually monitored and updated as needs change.

Geriatric Care Managers vary widely and the fees they charge can be prohibitive for some families.  The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, a not-for-profit organization in South Florida, provides affordable geriatric care management and elder care services.

To learn more, about Geriatric Care Management Services in South Florida, call 855-476-7600

We provide geriatric care management services to the following South Florida areas: North Palm Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Wellington, Manalapan, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, South Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach and Broward County.

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Alzheimer’s Care at Home – Palm Beach, Broward & Martin County

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Care West Palm Beach, Alzheimer's Help

Alzheimer's Care at HomeAlzheimer’s Care at Home is available to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairments, throughout South Florida in Palm Beach county, Broward county, Martin county and St. Lucie county.

Although many Alzheimer’s caregivers want to do everything they can to keep their loved one at home and out of a nursing home, it is very difficult to do it alone.

There are a wide variety of private duty home care, respite care, care management, counseling, coaching and supportive services available to caregivers.

Finding the best providers to assist you with all of your Alzheimer’s Care at Home needs, takes just one telephone call.  We have helped thousands of families over the years and are here to help you too!

Call Us Today at 800-209-4342

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