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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Health Care in NJ by Sunlight Care

When it comes to caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s or Dementia it can be a full time job, and if you are raising a family or have other responsibilities this can be very demanding.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a very progressive form of Dementia. Dementia simply describes memory loss and loss of intellectual abilities which are not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time. That means that as time goes on there is a decrease in memory as well as in the ability to perform daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common kind of dementia.

The greatest known risk factor for getting Alzheimer’s is increasing age, but it can strike as early as your 40’s.  Unlike normal dementia, Alzheimer’s is fatal. It is the sixth largest cause of death in the United States and at some point it makes it impossible for the inflicted person to live alone.

What are the Current Cures and Treatments for Alzheimer’s?

There is no cure currently, however there are many treatments that can slow the progression of the disease and maybe increase the quality of life for the person who is suffering from the disease.

Home Care for Individuals With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Health Care NJ is available to help your loved ones with all of their needs and to ensure that he or she is able to live a comfortable life while still in their home environment. Your family member will be more comfortable and functional in their own home. We frequently see people who appear to have mild dementia get moved to a facility and suddenly get much worse. What happens is that the dementia was worse than anyone expected and when they were removed from their familiar environment they lost their ability to function. We are available to help you take care of many needs.

  • Safety from wandering
  • Walking escort and physical support
  • Getting Dressed
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Housework
  • Laundry
  • Medication Reminders
  • Companionship

We are also available to help you get your loved one to their therapy sessions and doctors appointments which is very important to make sure that he or she is able to live the longest and most fulfilled life possible.

Contact us so that we can speak with you about a plan for keeping your loved one safe and healthy.

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