Curodoc provides Home Attendants Services which are well-trained to handle Alzheimer’s patients. In order to hire the right attendant for your beloved patient one must understand the needs of an Alzheimer's patient, you must have absolute knowledge about the mentioned disease.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is a neurological disorder in which the brain cells die gradually resulting in acute dementia which can worsen over time and lead to even death of the patient. The disease has bad effects on different parts of the Brain but affects adversely the areas of the brain that control memory, language, and thinking skills. In very simple words we can say Alzheimer’s is most ordinary dementia, it is a progressive disease initiated with mild memory loss and possibly hampering the ability to carry on the conversation and respond to the environment.
Who has Alzheimer’s?
It is very rare to find Alzheimer's in the young generation but can be spotted. It is very common in the age group above 65 years, It is stated that 1 out of 9 people have Alzheimer’s these days. Everyone has episodes of forgetfulness from time to time. But people with Alzheimer’s disease display certain ongoing behaviors and symptoms that worsen over time.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
Generally, Alzheimer’s symptoms are categorized into 3 main stages. These are:-
Early-stage Symptoms- Initially Alzheimer’s patients can show-
Forgetfulness about recent activities.
Difficulty in remembering known names of places and objects.
have trouble figuring out the right word.
Asking the same thing again and again.
become less flexible and more hesitant to try new things
Often misplacing items.
Poor judgment or finding it harder to make decisions
Middle Stage Symptoms- In the middle stage these symptoms can get worsen-
Hallucinations- seeing or hearing things that do not exist.
Insomnia- disturbed sleep.
Aphasia- difficulty with speech and language.
Depression- changes in mood, such as frequent mood swings, and feeling increasingly anxious, frustrated or agitated.
Unable to do the spatial analysis.
Confusion and disorientation-getting lost, wandering, and not knowing what time of day it is.
In this stage of Alzheimer's, a constant companion is mandatory for the patients.
Later-stage symptoms- If a person is categorized under this stage. Symptoms can be highly severe for him. The patient can not do without an all-time companion. Symptoms may include-
Hallucinations and delusions can get worse as the condition progress.
Patients can get violent and demanding in this stage.
Dysphagia- difficulty in swallowing and eating food.
Severe weight loss.
Restrained loss of speech.
Short as well as long-term memory loss
Facing problems while changing positions and moving around without assistance.
Depression can be a serious issue
Unintentional passing of urine.
Hiring an attendant at this stage is a must for patient safety.
Home attendant services can help
There’s indeed no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, doctors can recommend medications and other treatments to help ease symptoms and delay the progression of the disease for as long as possible. Having a watch over your patient’s needs can not be easy for everyone. Here’s when the home attendant services come into the picture. An Attendant Service can help you to provide your patient with a constant companion who will help him through all his basic needs, he would look after the patient’s vitals, will help him while eating, assist in washroom and hygiene activities, will provide regular massages to keep the mobility, will accompany them to doctor’s visit. An attendant would maintain a healthy relationship with the patient. Curodoc provides GDA-certified home attendants who are well-versed to handle all your patient’s needs. You can hire either a male attendant or a Female Attendant at your home according to your preference. Contact us at 8010380380 to have a detailed conversation with our executive who will help you to hire the right attendant for your patient.