Living With Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia and is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive disabilities that are serious enough to get in the way of daily life.
Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases, and at CareMatch we understand that Care Receivers with Alzheimer’s see the world in a very different way to everybody else around them. Many Alzheimer’s patients feel more comfortable receiving Care at Home so that they’re not separated from family, friends and their familiar surroundings. Battling a cognitive disability can have an enormous impact on a person’s personal relationships, their ability to carry out simple day-to-day tasks and their self-confidence. A Care Receiver with Alzheimer’s might require more regular visits than others, and we know how important it is for them to see the same team regularly to ensure familiarity and continuity. At CareMatch, we can provide a team of specialist Carer Members with experience in working with Alzheimer’s patients specifically, so that our Care Receivers require the level of patience, help and support they need in order to live as independently as possible. If you are the regular care giver for an Alzheimer’s patient, we understand that it is easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed and alone. At CareMatch, our team of experienced Carer Members are on hand to offer help and support, so that you don’t feel you are caring for someone by yourself, and the Care Receiver can have the best care journey possible.
What does Alzheimer’s care include?
- Help with administering medication
- Low-support medical care
- Personal care, such as help with getting dressed, being reminded to go to the toilet or having a bath
- Physical and mental support, especially if a Care Receiver feels confused, disorientated or anxious
- Help with household tasks, such as the laundry, cooking meals or walking the dog
- Running essential errands, for example collecting your medication or doing a food shop
- Companionship - Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference. It’s important for Care Receivers with dementia to have a familiar face around the house so that they feel assured and have continuity in their day-to-day life
- Overnight Care - Care Receivers with Alzheimer's can be prone to waking up in the night due to disruption to their natural ‘body clock’, and they can be very confused when they do. Our Carer Members are on hand to offer help and reassurance during the night to ensure a Care Receiver’s safety and alleviate any anxieties
- Respite Care - If you are a Care Receiver’s regular care giver, and you need some extra support or some time off, our team of Carer Members can step in and help and give you the peace of mind knowing that your Care Receiver is receiving the high quality of care they are used to
Our specialist Carer Members have the necessary training and experience in working with Alzheimer's patients to ensure a high-quality care service that is tailored to them and their needs specifically. At CareMatch, we know that every moment counts, and we strive to enable our Care Receivers to live as independently as possible, at home for as long as they can.
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