We provide in-home care service for people who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that cannot easily be provided by their family or friends. Our specialization or expertise is caring for those affected by memory loss, confusion, difficulty in organizing thoughts and/or completing tasks. Contact Ward Home Health Care, Inc. for a free care consultation and a frank and open discussion on what type of care may be needed, both now and in the future, if your loved one is showing signs of this debilitating disease,
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease—those with the late-onset type—symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s occurs between a person’s 30s and mid-60s and is very rare. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. These functions include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, and the ability to focus and pay attention. Some people with dementia cannot control their emotions, and their personalities may change. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of living.