Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia is a challenging task.
Each day can bring new demands in coping with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. At Always Best Care, we understand how taxing this can be for a spouse and the immediate family. Oftentimes, we see that a caregiving spouse will try to manage these demands and become physically and emotionally overwhelmed. Our Care Coordinators understand these scenarios well and can help families begin to bring in support services while remaining sensitive to the feelings of the spouse needing the support. Our caregivers come to us with prior experience in dementia care, and are also trained using our Always Best Care In The Know series.
Think of dementia as an umbrella that covers all types of cognitive decline. We are familiar with the many types of dementia other than the most commonly known Alzheimer’s disease, such as vascular dementia (also known as multi-infarct), Frontotemporal Lobe (FTD, also known as FLD) dementia, Lewy Body dementia, as well as dementia related to Parkinson’s disease. In all, there are over 40 different diseases and conditions that result in dementia. While these differing types of cognitive decline may present with varying behaviors and patterns, the need for patient, compassionate, and competent care is true across the board.