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What is Alzheimer’s and How Does It Affect Your Life?

 Alzheimer’s is an irreparable brain disorder that slowly abolishes an individual’s memory and cognitive skills. Overtime, daily skills and tasks can be compromised, leaving the affected person without the ability to live the same life they once had. Alzheimer’s disease is also the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases in the United States.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

 

Memory loss and memory problems is characteristically the first sign of the disease. Over time, other signs and symptoms may present themselves such as forgetting simple tasks, impaired vision or loss of judgement skills. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s will vary in severity from person to person, as no case is the same.  Typically, the symptoms will get progressively worse as the disease worsens, making it hard for an individual to live on their own.

 

What Causes Alzheimer’s?

 

Alzheimer handsAlzheimer’s, much like other forms of dementia, is caused by the destruction of brain cells. As an individual gets older and their brain cells die, they have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Although they may be unavoidable, other factors put individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s, including family history, aging and genetic makeup.

If you have a family history of Alzheimer’s or dementia related diseases, you should speak with a medical professional regarding ways to fight against Alzheimer’s. You can help prevent Alzheimer’s by exercising, eating well and managing other health conditions in your body. We encourage you to speak with your doctor regarding specific regimens that can help you prevent Alzheimer’s.

How You Can Live a Happy Life with Alzheimer’s

 

Although quality of life may change as the disease progresses, an individual with Alzheimer’s can continue to live a happy life. With the blessing from the patient’s doctor, he or she can continue to exercise, visit with friends and family and do all the regular day to day tasks that he or she can handle. For the activities that the person with Alzheimer’s cannot handle, a caregiver can help with quality-of-life dare.

Medical professionals can also prescribe certain drugs and therapies that can help with quality of life and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

To get more information about drug therapy and which medication is right for which type of patient, speak to your medical professional.

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The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our Caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry’s best caretakers so that have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our Caregivers through nation-wide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our Caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one’s home and well-being with our company, things we take more than just seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our Caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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