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5 Key Benefits of Getting Alzheimer’s Care Early

Alzheimer’s Care in Boca Raton FL

There are so many things to learn about Alzheimer’s when a loved one has been diagnosed with this disease. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that generally begins affecting people as they get Alzheimer’s-Care-Boca-Raton-FLolder. There are an estimated 5.6 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s living at this moment.

Many of these individuals don’t truly understand the value of proper care when they’re first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. They may fully recognize that they are struggling with their memory, especially with regard to appointments, keeping track of prescription medications, and remembering conversations they might’ve had the day before, but they don’t see this as being a direct threat to their ability to take care of themselves.

For family members of these seniors, it can be difficult to understand the value of early care for somebody with Alzheimer’s, especially when they notice their loved one being able to continue performing most of the basic tasks associated with daily life.

Here are 5 key benefits that an experienced Alzheimer’s care provider can offer, especially during those early years.

Benefit #1: Guidance.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. The more somebody understands the various signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the easier it’s going to be for them to manage the symptoms as they arrive. An experienced caregiver will be able to offer valuable guidance to those individuals.

Benefit #2: Offering coping strategies.

When seniors begin struggling with their memory, there are many strategies that can be put in place to help them avoid the common frustrations and anxiety associated with this particular disease. Eventually, the senior may come upon the strategies on their own, but in the months and years it might take for them to reach that point, that can be valuable time that is lost.

Benefit #3: The ability to remain home.

More and more people are preferring to ‘aging in place’ these days. With an experienced caregiver supporting the senior, that is much more possible than ever before.

Benefit #4: Developing a routine.

The sooner somebody with Alzheimer’s develops a routine, the more it’s going to help them as the disease progresses. That routine can offer them comfort when they are struggling to recognize their surroundings or don’t know the people around them.

Benefit #5: Helping to delay memory loss.

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment, but staying mentally sharp can help delay the onset of more significant aspects of memory loss, at least for a while. Relying on an experienced caregiver who understands this and has great activities to do with the senior can provide this wonderful benefit.

If you or an aging loved on are considering Alzheimer’s care in Boca Raton, FL, please contact the caring staff at Alternative Home Health Care today. Call (954) 622-0588.

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Zachary Desmond

Executive Administrator at Alternative Home Health Care, Inc.
Zach Desmond began working with Alternative Home Health Care in September of 2013. In his role as Executive Administrator (EA), Zach is responsible for the overall direction of the organization and high level strategy that aligns with the company’s overall mission, vision, and values.

Zach brings to Alternative 10 years of healthcare operations, sales, finance, and “turn around” experience, having led multiple home health care locations across five states to profitability and sustainability.His history of improving customer service, work flow design, and operational efficiencies along with bottom line profitability has earned him awards and recognition a top performer. Zach realized early on in his career that he felt a true connection to caring for those who need help and ensuring they received the highest quality of care available.

Zach received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Zach resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, three dogs, one cat and stays very involved in his local community.