Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Impress Care services offer specialized in-home care to clients with early, mid, or late-stage dementia. Our caregivers help our clients age in place keeping the best quality of life possible. In addition, we also provide family caregivers with taking a break from 24/7 care. The care manager can assist in applying for a grant to help cover a portion of the care costs.

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, family, friends, and familiar surroundings are especially important for their care and condition. As time passes, your loved one will likely need more support from family caregivers to remain in the comfort of their home. It can be overwhelming trying to provide all the care for your loved one.

In-Home Dementia care services from Impress Care is compassionate, specialized care for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our program is designed to extend the quality of life while continue to live at home. As a result, giving you needed time for your own well-being.

Impress Care’s dementia program helps with a wide variety of requests. We assist our clients with personal tasks, companionship, and offer helpful cues when needed.

In-Home Dementia Care Services

At Impress Care, we understand the amount of care required for those with dementia. Dementia care services change as the condition progresses. Every loved one is unique and deserves the best possible care.

Impress Care monitors developments in dementia care programs and updates our in-house dementia care training frequently. Many Impress Caregivers are trained in advanced dementia care practices.

Our dementia care services include assistance with,

  • Bathing, dressing and grooming care
  • Medication reminders and observation
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Light housekeeping chores
  • Wandering prevention
  • Walking assistance
  • Transferring assist
  • Transportation to appointments

Ask Us about grant funds to help with healthcare costs.

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Signs and symptoms

Dementia affects each person in a different way, depending upon the impact of the disease and the person’s personality before becoming ill. The signs and symptoms linked to dementia can be understood in three stages.

Early stage: the early stage of dementia is often overlooked because the onset is gradual. Common symptoms include:

  • forgetfulness
  • losing track of the time
  • becoming lost in familiar places.

Middle stage: as dementia progresses to the middle stage, the signs and symptoms become clearer and more restricting. These include:

  • becoming forgetful of recent events and people’s names
  • becoming lost at home
  • having increasing difficulty with communication
  • needing help with personal care
  • experiencing behavior changes, including wandering and repeated questioning.

Late stage: the late stage of dementia is one of near total dependence and inactivity. Memory disturbances are serious, and the physical signs and symptoms become more obvious. Symptoms include:

  • becoming unaware of the time and place
  • having difficulty recognizing relatives and friends
  • having an increasing need for assisted self-care
  • having difficulty walking
  • experiencing behavior changes that may escalate and include aggression.

Key facts

  • Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities.
  • Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing.
  • Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.
  • Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60–70% of cases.
  • Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide.
  • Dementia has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact, not only on people with dementia, but also on their carers, families and society at large.
  • Nearly 60% rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high. As many as 40% report symptoms of depression.1
  • Caring for people with Alzheimer’s can have a negative effect on employment, income, and financial security. Among caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who are employed full or part time,  57% said they had to go in late, leave early, or take time off because of their caregiving responsibilities. In addition, 18% had to go from full to part time, 16% took a leave of absence, and 8% turned down a promotion due to the burden of caregiving.1
  • Only half of employers have policies that support caregivers: 53% offer flexible work hours/paid sick days, 32% offer paid family leave, 23% offer employee assistance programs, and 22% allow telecommuting.3

 

  1. Alzheimer’s Association. 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement2018;14(3):367-429. Available at: org/facts
  2. National Alliance for Caregiving in Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving; 2017.
  3. National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving; 2015.