Finding a Caregiver

With the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, it becomes increasingly difficult and far less safe for an affected individual to function independently and engage in the activities of daily living. While during the earliest stages of dementia, a watchful eye may be all that’s needed, over time, more dedicated attention and care are required.

 

The challenges caregivers face

 

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be physically exhausting and emotionally draining. Loved ones who serve as caregivers often experience a decline in their own health and wellbeing. Caregivers need to receive the emotional and practical support they require to address the stresses and burdens of their role as well as protect ongoing health. Special day programs tailored to the early stages of memory loss and cognitive decline, not only provide engaging opportunities for individuals in the early stages of memory loss and cognitive decline but also offer caregivers a measure of respite from their responsibilities.

 

 

Every situation is different. While some individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for by relatives or loved ones, in other cases an outside caregiver may come into the home and provide dedicated support. For individuals living alone, or requiring more supportive care, an assisted living facility or nursing home may be considered. 

 

 

How our office can help   

 

As a gerontologist specializing in Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Holzner offers the following guidance and resources for caregivers:

 

  • Caregiver training and resources

  • Caregiver support groups

  • Understanding dementia and the caregiving requirements of each stage of Alzheimer's disease

  • Daily care plans and activities

  • Safety

  • Finding the right caregiver

  • In-home care

  • Residential Care

  • Planning for care costs

 

At the office of Alzheimer’s Integrated Wellness Group, Dr. Andrea Holzner provides skilled, compassionate support to help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones navigate the challenges of memory loss and cognitive decline. 

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