Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. Signs of dementia include changes in memory, personality, and behavior, making it hard for a person to successfully carry out normal daily activities. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, but there are many conditions that cause similar symptoms. The majority of people with dementia are seniors.
Caring for a person with dementia can be challenging. It can affect your family life, your job, your finances, and your physical and mental health. Often, spouses or other family members, provide day-to-day care for people with AD and other types of dementia. People with dementia usually require increasing levels of care as the disease worsens and families may decide it is time to bring in expert help. Sound Options Care Managers are trained in assessing and managing care for seniors with dementia. They work directly with families, physicians, and other involved persons to develop a plan of care designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of the client. These needs change as the disease progresses, and your Care Manager monitors and adjusts the plan as necessary to ensure the highest quality of life.
Assisting with the day to day tasks are Sound Options Caregivers. They are specially trained in dealing with the challenges of dementia. Our goal is to allow seniors to live safely at home with support. Your caregiver may assist with:
- Monitoring symptoms
- Assisting with personal care
- Performing housekeeping tasks
- Managing difficult behaviors such as wandering, aggression, or agitation
- Providing meals
- Encouraging/facilitating enjoyable activities
- Recording any changes of condition
Sound Options Care Managers and Caregivers make communication with the families we serve a priority. We believe keeping family members educated and informed best serves our clients, allowing us to find positive solutions to complex situations while living with dementia.
Please contact us for more information. We are ready to help.
Published on January 21, 2011.