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Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

 

Dementia is a disease that is characterized by loss of brain abilities, causing decreased cognitive function. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, and affects the memory, thinking and behavior of an estimated 5.4 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically start to set in when the patient is over the age of 60. When symptoms such as forgetfulness or thinking problems develop before age 60, it is classified as early onset Alzheimer's disease.  More than 200,000 americans under the age of 60 suffer with this illness.

As dementia progresses, we pledge to preserve dignity and provide comfort while meeting evolving needs with skill, patience and compassion. Our care is tailored to each stage of brain change according to the GEMS® dementia classification model so we can meet people where they are on their dementia pathway and adjust activities and interactions based on their current abilities, as well as the challenges they’re facing. Some of the challenges our professionals are trained to address include:

  • Hearing Changes
  • Decline of self-care abilities
  • Personality changes
  • Anger, aggression, frustration and anxiety
  • Changing taste buds and nutritional needs
  • Sundowning
  • Wandering



Interim HealthCare has extensive experience in helping individuals and their families live with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.  Our caregivers go through a 6 module, 12 section Alzheimer's course and are required to pass a test with a score of 80%. 

Our Alzheimer's Care & Dementia  programs in Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston Counties can:
  • Provide medication reminders, assistance or administration
  • Help with the daily activities of living such as bathing and dressing 
  • Create and maintain a safe and calm environment.
  • Provide relief to the individual’s caregivers by assisting with routine home management issues such as housekeeping or laundry.
  • Our caregivers are trained on activities which improve the life of our loved ones suffering this disease.
  • Activities Include"
    • Exercise
    • Cooking
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Reminiscence Activities and Games
To schedule your No-Obligation in-home evaluation, or to learn more about In Home Care for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients in our Southeast Alabama Service Area call our Dothan, AL office at (334) 232-5614.

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