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The saying goes, “Home is where the heart is,” and this sentiment rings especially true when caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. The experience can be extremely distressing for the patient and also poses challenges for the family.

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. More than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia.

As per The Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 6.7 million Americans aged 65 or above are anticipated to have Alzheimer’s disease in 2023, with 73% of them aged 75 or older. If existing demographic and health patterns persist, the number of Americans with dementia may exceed 9 million by 2030 and almost 12 million by 2040, unless medical advancements are made to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative neurological condition that results in the loss of neurons and cognitive functions such as memory and reasoning, which can eventually hinder social and occupational functioning. As the disease progresses, the brain develops plaques and tangles, leading to the death of brain cells. It is the most prevalent type of dementia, which is a general term used to describe a decline in mental capabilities that significantly affects daily life.

Despite its impact on memory, the severity of Alzheimer’s symptoms may still allow individuals to continue living in their homes with appropriate precautions. Effective management of Alzheimer’s can be achieved, and the required level of treatment depends on the extent of the symptoms.

As the elderly population continues to increase, there is a growing concern regarding aging and the likelihood of cognitive decline. The provision of adequate care and treatment for this condition by qualified medical practitioners and empathetic caregivers can alleviate the burden on all parties involved. Our caregivers possess specialized expertise in managing this disease.

Tri-County Home Care of Florida’s team offers a diverse range of home healthcare services, inclu homemakers, companions, live-in aides, respite care, home health aides, nurses, and personal care.

Our caregivers recommend a few precautionary measures that can help facilitate life with Alzheimer’s:

  1. Make the home environment safe. Ensuring a safe home environment is crucial when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s, and it requires more precautions than usual. For instance, hazardous items like matches should be kept out of reach. We would be delighted to help enhance your home’s comfort and safety. Given the prevalence of pools in South Florida, it’s important to ensure that the patient does not have unsupervised access to the pool, and that an aide or nurse is present.
  2. Encourage independence. To assist with caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to label drawers, encourage physical exercise and provide balanced nutrition, allow the person to perform as many tasks as possible independently, and schedule activities at the time of day when they function best. We can aid in implementing these modifications.
  3. Recognize that functionality will decline. It’s important to acknowledge that the individual’s cognitive functioning will decline over time, and lost memories cannot be recovered. Nonetheless, a skilled professional can adjust daily activities and routines to account for this decline, enabling the person with Alzheimer’s to remain as functional as feasible for as long as possible.
  4. Ask for help if necessary. It’s common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed and hesitant to ask for assistance. However, it’s crucial to recognize when additional help is necessary. Our teams are adept at delivering exceptional care and adhere to stringent guidelines to ensure they are at their best when caring for your loved one.

At Tri-County Home Care of Florida, we are committed to providing top-quality home care services to those who face difficulties caring for themselves. With offices located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, we lead a team of competent and compassionate caregivers who strive to enhance our patients’ quality of life by promoting and restoring their health, alleviating their suffering, and treating them with dignity and respect.

As licensed, certified, and bonded home health caregivers, we are available 24/7 to assist you or your loved one.  Whether you live in Palm Beach or Broward counties, our experienced staff are ready to help you manage Alzheimer’s disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Just give us a call to speak with our knowledgeable team, who are always available to answer your questions and provide guidance. At Tri-County Home Care of Florida, we are committed to serving you and your loved ones with compassion and excellence.

Contact Tri-County Homecare today at (561) 922-9178 (Palm Beach County) or (954) 923-0695 (Broward County) or click here.