Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Home Care for the 21st Century is proud to offer dementia care to our clients. Caregivers for Alzheimer's and dementia face special challenges. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia often involves a team of people. Whether you provide daily caregiving, participate in decision making, or simply care for someone that has dementia. Home Care for the 21st Century specialty trains their staff to understand diagnosis, symptoms, and red flags to provide a quality care experience.

Dementia is a term used to describe severe changes in the brain that cause memory loss. There are several forms of dementia. The most common are:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Components of Our Dementia Care Program

As a company that offers dementia care, Home Care for the 21st Century’s dementia trained staff are able to care for your loved ones with early, middle or late stage dementia in the safety of their home. Our Director of Nursing or RN will assess and coordinate a personalized care plan to meet your loved ones needs. Your care needs may change every day, so our staff are trained to be patient and flexible to adapt to the different situations that may arise. Please refer to the chart to see some of the key components to our dementia care program.

Common Myths Surrounding Dementia

  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia are the same.
  • People living with dementia don't understand what's happening around them.
  • You should correct a person living with dementia when they make a verbal mistake.
  • Dementia is not fatal.
  • Only elderly people can get dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association
An estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2020. Eighty percent are age 75 or older. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10%) has Alzheimer's dementia. Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.
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