One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia or memory related disease. In 2015, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia and memory diseases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That home care had an estimated economic value of $221.3 billion. Caring for a senior parent is a full-time job – are you physically, mentally and financially equipped to care for your senior parent?
Dementia can severely impact your senior/elderly parent’s health, well-being and independence. As your senior parent’s progression worsens, their need for consistent, professional home care increases, and it often requires 24 hour in-home care. If you’re acting as your parent’s only source of care, the quality of the home care you provide can diminish as your stress and depression increase. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona/Riverside. Our home health caregivers are trained to provide your elderly parent with compassionate, courteous and professional 24 hour, 7 days a week, in-home care services to ensure that your senior parent is comfortable, healthy and safe.
A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating news. What’s next for your senior parent? What’s next for you and your family? A diagnosis of dementia doesn’t just affect those with the disease, it affects friends, family and loved ones. If your senior parent has been recently diagnosed, your mind is most likely flooded with questions and concerns – what’s next? SYNERGY HomeCare Corona/Riverside can help address and solve your questions, concerns and needs related to your senior parent’s diagnosis, care and independence.
Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain – it is not a specific disease, according to Medline Plus. People with dementia suffer from a decline in cognitive function, such as memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.
Progressive dementias that aren’t reversible include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia. Signs and symptoms of dementia are reflected by both psychological and cognitive changes.
Psychological changes of dementia disease:
Cognitive changes of dementia disease:
People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Dementia is not a part of normal aging.
Have you noticed your senior parent struggling with the signs of dementia? Dementia can affect many body symptoms and the ability to function, and can lead to:
SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside is actively involved with the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, as we participate in the annual Inland Empire Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a fundraising event that the SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside office sponsors. Our sponsorship helps raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research and support.