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Definitions of Alzheimer's and Dementia care

Alzheimer's disease and dementia both tend to effect the elderly. Caring for a loved one suffering from either disease is both demanding and heartrending, as the damage due to memory loss is often irreversible. There is help and assistance available for seniors and their caretakers. The following are some common terms associated with the care of an Alzheimer's or dementia patient.

  • Dementia – Dementia is the loss of mental functions (such as thinking, memory and reasoning), that is severe enough to interfere with a person's daily functioning. Dementia is not a disease, but rather is caused by diseases and conditions. Therefore, depending on the causes of dementia, such as drug use, dementia may be able to be cured. Usually, however, there is no cure.
  • Alzheimer's disease – The most common cause of dementia, where the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady loss of mental functioning.
  • Assisted living residences – Places that provide daily living support to ensure health and well being. Many have special areas for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's and are staffed with professionals who can support them.
  • Home care – This is a form of adult day care, where a sitter comes and stays during the day with the patient in the caretaker's home, as most Alzheimer's and dementia patients eventually reach a stage where they should not be left alone.
  • Nursing home – 24 hour medical and daily care. Patients come here when they care incapable of taking care of themselves and their health anymore.
  • Hospice care – End-of life care, usually available when a patient is expected to live less than 6 months. Pain is controlled as much as possible while nurses and other caregivers are available for medical, psychological and spiritual support. Hospice care can occur in the home, nursing center or hospital.
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    A Loving Touch Caregiver
    5908 Fennel Way, Bakersfield, CA 93309
    Providing quality in home senior care, Including showering, bathing oral hygiene we also provide cooking and cleaning, and most importantly friendship and compassion.
    (661) 836-0221
    Prestige Assisted Living At Oroville
    400 Executive Pkwy, Oroville, CA 95966
    Prestige Assisted Living at Oroville is a friendly community that provides assisted living care for seniors. Expressions Memory Care is also available for those with Alzheimer's and dementia.
    (530) 534-8160
    Chateau At Carmichael Park
    7125 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608
    Chateau at Carmichael Park is a licensed assisted living facility with senior apartments for independent living. Our thriving community provides care programs for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, & Dementia.
    (916) 481-7105
    Right at Home South Placer
    1223 Pleasant Grove Blvd Ste 120, Roseville, CA 95678
    Your number one source for adult, senior and elderly in home health care aide, assistance, rehabilitation and recovery. We help patients with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and more.
    (916) 302-4243
    Prestige Assisted Living At Oroville
    400 Executive Pkwy, Oroville, CA 95966
    Friendly community that provides assisted living care for seniors. Special services are also available for those with Alzheimer's and dementia. Trust us to care for your aging loved ones.
    (530) 534-8160
    Right at Home
    1325 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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    (805) 557-0610
     
    User Review: "The owner of the thousand oaks office does not know how to take care of the employees nor does she know anything about home..."
    Sacramento Life Force Home Health Care
    2967 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
    We are a non-medical home health care service agency operating in -State. We're committed to our patients by providing expert home care services including assisted living programs and companions.
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    (916) 481-6825
     
    User Review: "Sacramento life force ia a great in-home health care group! we have a more calm family now with them in working with..." - Drew (CA)
    Southern California Senior Care
    27918 Meadowcreek Rd, Canyon Country, CA 91351
    Do you need assistance caring for a loved one? We provide elderly individuals with the care they need in the comfort of their own homes. We deal with a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's.
    (661) 299-1779
    Mendocino Caregivers
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    In-home care agency that provides assistance with daily needs, enabling clients to live at home as independently as possible. All of our caregivers are bonded, insured, and trustworthy.
    (707) 964-2000
    Fair Oaks Estates
    8845 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608
    A unique gated campus that offers two communities for those about to retire. We offer assisted living care services in one community and dementia health care services in the other. Choose our nurses and caretakers.
    (916) 944-3167
    Garden Terrace Assistant Living
    Fresno, CA 93650
    We are the area's leading provider of quality assisted living. We care for the physical, emotional, and social needs of all of our residents. Quality medical care, including Alzheimer's care. Hospice services available.
    (559) 439-2980
    Desert Hills Memory Care Center
    25818 Columbia St, Hemet, CA 92544
    (951) 652-1837
    Caps Adult Day Care
    3740 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626) 351-5427
    Sun City Gardens
    28500 Bradley Rd, Sun City, CA 92586
    (951) 679-2391
    Alzheimer & Dementia Care-Karlton Residential
    3615 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (714) 236-1170


    When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the future can seem uncertain. This illness, the most common form of dementia, ravages the mind and impairs the memory. The symptoms can vary from patient to patient, but many families prefer to keep their elderly loved ones living at home. When dealing with an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, most turn to one of these medical care options. This allows the patient to enjoy the days of respite with their family while still receiving quality treatment. An adult day care is usually chosen by those who are seeking for someone to look after their relative during work hours. A positive aspect of this option is that there will be multiple seniors in the rehab program so there will be opportunity to socialize. Many of these facilities arrange field trips and entertainment for the patients as well. This would not be the best choice for those whose health is greatly impaired, those who do not have many moments of respite from the disease, or those who need a lot of individual help. Another choice is a Geriatric home nurse. An aide can come to your home to assist the patient with daily living. The nurse’s responsibilities will vary depending on the health of the patient, but it can anything be light housekeeping duties and companionship to taking care of bathing and basic needs. Hospice can help you arrange this service with a local agency. Whichever choice you choose, make sure that the people assisting your loved ones have the necessary skills and understand how to help throughout the different stages of the disease.
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