As human beings residing in a society, we are moulded by the innate desire to lead a life surrounded by people who support us through thick and thin, a social trait that nurtures our quality of life. We engage with our family, friends, and co-workers to enhance our experience of living a comfortable, happy life. But more often than not, we find how suddenly the canvas of life transforms with age – we grow older and weaker, people around us leave to seek their own livelihoods – life happens. There are certain inevitable outcomes that often come around to mellow down the happy ride of our lives – two of which are the dreaded medical conditions called Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Memory is the most powerful asset that humans have in their repertoire. To lose one’s sense of memory and giving in to the void of forgetfulness – it’s inexplicably frustrating and painful to experience. Thus, we at Comfortkeepers have pledged to elevate our dedication to the senior clients suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s in order to ensure that they aren’t secluded from the happiness of life. Read on to find more!
1) Understanding the medical difficulties of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
We do not provide any half-hearted service to our clients. We have a dedicated team of professionals who have extensively studied the two medical conditions before deciding to take up the responsibility of caretaking. For the readers who aren’t well acquainted with the two diseases, we’ve put out a gist of both.
Dementia is the basic condition where an individual gradually loses his ability to remember events from the past. This situation is worsened by the lack of concentration in general. The ability of a person to communicate using a language diminishes, as does his thinking skills and problem-solving skills. It is reversible if it’s induced by drug & alcohol usage.
Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, is an irreversible condition and is the major reason for the occurrence of Dementia. It’s associated with old age and the client can only be improved but can never be cured.
2) Communication methods to cope with clients suffering from Dementia & Alzheimer’s
We at Comfortkeepers have a team of professionals who try to engage with our senior clients at a personal level. We extensively prepare a list of their favourite era, songs, movies, past incidents etc. Our members then go on to form a mental connection and strong bonding with them. At our 24-hour dementia care, we ask our clients various intriguing questions about their past incidents and happy memories. We guide them to a professional, yet heartwarming conversation to make them feel at ease with their memories. We ensure to plan our activities in such a manner that the client has ample mental space to think logically and come up with responses. This creates a sense of lucid thought-making, something which has been scientifically proven to be very effective when it comes to dealing with medical conditions like Dementia and Alzheimer’s. In the case of Alzheimer’s, it slows down the symptoms of forgetfulness while when dealing with Dementia, it has significantly cured many symptoms of our clients in the past.
3) Activities inducing a positive change in our clients
Our team ensures a proper schedule of activities to keep our senior clients mentally and physically fit and active. Our 24-hour Alzheimer’s care service learns about our client’s preferences and channels the information to come up with a schedule full of exciting activities. They listen to songs of the client from their favourite era, debate with them about their favourite movies, and even assist them in pursuing a new hobby as well! Science has proven that indulging in one’s favourite activities and thoughts often helps to do away with the shortcomings of memory loss and the inability to think and make decisions. The cognitive reaction to our professional interaction is incredibly positive, catering to the freedom of thought and actions. With all the happy reminiscence garnered by looking at family picture albums, our in-home care for Alzheimer’s and senior care service is undoubtedly the best in all of Laguna Niguel CA.
4) Assistance in daily chores
Our team is also trained to cope with any other shortcomings of senior clients who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s. For example, we prepare a food chart and assist them with food preparation. Our team goes a step ahead of others to ensure that our clients lead a happy, stress-free life. So, we carry out all their daily chores and help them maintain their physical fitness routine as well!
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