Alzheimer’s Care in Delray Beach, FL
What does quality-of-life mean? It generally refers to how much enjoyment a person is getting from their life. An individual who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s may report a much lower quality of life than they can actually enjoy. That’s because there are certain preconceived notions about Alzheimer’s that cause people to give up hope and see very little point in exercising, staying active, or even thinking about their future.
After all, if their future is measured in a matter of years rather than decades, what’s the point in exercising, taking part in various activities, thinking about places they could travel in the future, or anything else?
It’s not easy to be positive in the midst of a recent diagnosis like this. However, the more people learn about Alzheimer’s, including the various signs and symptoms of the disease, the more they begin to realize that with proper support and care earlier in the progression of the disease, the more it can impact quality of life for the senior in the years to come.
Consider professional care.
It’s a good idea to consider professional care services. A home care aide who has worked with other seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s understands the importance of routine, mental stimulation, and staying positive.
A routine is something people do the same way, often at the same time, day after day. This type of routine develops habits. Habits are those things people do without even thinking about them.
A senior’s habit may be to get up at 6 o’clock in the morning, go take a shower, get dressed, and make breakfast by 6:30. From there, their habit could be to grab the newspaper in the driveway, read it for the next hour and a half, and then go for a walk.
In a few years, if that same senior is confused about their surroundings or doesn’t quite recognize the person supporting him or her, being reminded about certain steps in the routine could bring them comfort. It can help avoid tension, stress, and anxiety that reduces quality of life.
An experienced homecare aide may encourage the senior to take part in various mental exercises or other activities. That could help slow down the progression of memory loss.
A lot of family caregivers are simply not aware of the benefits that routine and mental stimulation can have for somebody with Alzheimer’s. That’s why it’s a good idea to always consider professional and experienced care.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Delray Beach, FL please contact the caring staff at Levin Home Care. Call (855) 980-6620
I am originally from Connecticut and grew up in the small town of Ellington.I have a diverse background in health care which I started at the age of 16.I became an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and volunteered with the Ellington Ambulance Post 512. Ellington was the only volunteer ambulance group that staffed EMS calls with high school students during the day with an advisor driver.I then became a member of the Ellington Fire Department Station 43 in 1990 and became fire fighter 1 certified in 1992. During my nine years as a volunteer fire fighter I obtained certifications in confined space rescue, cold water rescue, pre hospital trauma life support certifications to list a few.I had the opportunity to work on an Advanced Life Support Ambulance with American Medical Response based out of Stafford Springs, and also became an EMS certified Dispatcher for the same company.
I became a Florida resident in 2003 where I started my senior services career at an Assisted Living community in 2004/2005.Since then I have volunteered on the Alzheimer’s Association walk committee’s and have assisted with other charities in the community. I have been married since 2007 and we were blessed with our first daughter in 2008 and our second daughter in 2010.Our girls keep us quite busy with after school activities which includes gymnastics and softball. I enjoy fishing, free diving, watching football, and playing softball. I also enjoy camping and lots of family time making lasting memories with my girls.
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