Alzheimer’s disease mainly results in the gradual loss of memory of what should be routine actions and familiar items. We combat this by repetitive treatment of everyday items or actions but done in a quiet and respectful way.
As it progresses, Alzheimer’s robs you of your independence and the Alzheimer’s Society can help you to know what to expect and how to adapt.
It is not an inevitable consequence of aging. It is caused by a physical disease which progressively attacks the brain.
However, with the right care and support people with Alzheimer’s disease can continue to live in their own homes, avoiding the need for residential care or nursing homes.
Our care plan would be to gently repeat routine knowledge and actions in a very friendly and respectful way.
The symptoms include:
- More frequent memory loss, forgetful of familiar people, places or recent events
- Slower than usual thinking speed, difficulty finding the right words
- Periods of mental confusion difficulty understanding or making decisions
- Impaired reasoning, inability to make judgements, plan or carry out tasks that require concentration
- Changes in personality or mood, disinhibited behaviour
- Increased apathy or lack of interest in their usual activities
- Withdrawn due to a loss of confidence or inability to manage everyday tasks and communication
- Hallucinations, hearing or seeing things that others don’t
- Loss of sense of time, people and places
Our Carers can care for you by:
- Helping you to take the right medicines on time.
- Help with bathing and dressing.
- Help with catheter and incontinence care.
- Help with exercise and Hydration and nutrition.
- Routine household tasks and taking part in social activities.