Alzheimer's Care in Pitman, NJ
Skilled Alzheimer's care for seniors in Pitman, NJ
When a senior is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease they do not stop being the person they were before the diagnosis. They still desire to be active, healthy, and enjoy a life filled with joy. Sadly, Alzheimer's is going to take all three of these desires away – in time. Until that time comes, however, seniors with Alzheimer's should be given every opportunity to maximize their quality of life.
Further, while there may not be a cure today, there are ways to slow the progression, and a cure may be just around the corner. Keeping your loved one as healthy and positive as possible is not just about preserving hope for the future, however, it is about maintaining the quality of life they deserve right now.
Alzheimer's Care in Pitman, NJ
Too often, family and friends do not know what to say or do when a person receives this diagnosis. This is the initial benefit of Alzheimer's care. Experts in the progression and care of Alzheimer's are able to work with you and your loved one in order to plan for the future. This planning should cover legal paperwork, including medical powers of attorney, financial plans, and they type of care they would like to receive, including when, where, and the type of care they desire to receive.
The sooner Alzheimer's care starts the more effective it can be. While no two people's Alzheimer's progression is the same, everybody starts to lose their short-term memory and ability to make decisions far more quickly than they thought they would. Part of the decision-making process that is lost is knowing what to do each day. When brought in early, Alzheimer's care professionals have the chance to learn your loved one's likes and dislikes, passions and desires, and favorite routines. This way, when they memory fades, service providers can help them continue with the things they love.
For example, exercise is important for seniors with Alzheimer's disease. Exercise helps the body maintain "muscle memory", keeps positive chemicals like endorphins flowing in the bloodstream while limiting the release of negative chemicals like cortisol, and increases the blood flow to all areas of the body including the brain.
A senior with Alzheimer's may not be exercising. It may appear that they are just being lazy when, in fact, they just cannot organize their thoughts or figure out what they are supposed to be doing. Part of Alzheimer's care is to fill in those blanks so seniors can continue to participate in the activities that keep them healthy, strong, and loving life.
Comfort Keepers offers specialized care and support for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. While there is not a specific right or wrong time to start care, the ultimate goal is maximizing a senior's enjoyment and quality of life now and in the short and longer-term future.
Comfort Keepers Home Care is proud to serve the following areas of New Jersey:
Office Location: 56 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071