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Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Cognitive Change

No matter the cause, conditions that result in a change of mood, memory or the thinking process are especially tough. When these are associated with aging, we often call them “Alzheimer’s,” but in reality, Alzheimer’s is just one of many different disorders of the brain.

Caring for a family member or friend with cognitive difficulties is demanding. If you’re doing it by yourself, it’s even tougher. At times, it can feel like you’re battling both the disease and the person. They need a sense of normalcy, but they don’t always act like they want it. Even when you’re doing everything right, it can feel like you’re doing everything wrong. It drains you emotionally and physically.

We believe that it doesn’t have to. Our approach is about helping you reclaim precious moments with your loved one, so instead of worrying about their bad days, you can celebrate their good days. Most of all, we want to be there for both of you so you don't have to do it alone.

Right at Home offers a customized care plan with a combination of personal care, companionship and homemaking, and just as importantly, we can provide respite care for you and your other loved ones.

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Right at Home’s Dementia and Cognitive Support Program

What if every person with dementia, no matter how advanced their disease, still had the ability to be present and aware of their surroundings? That’s the question that inspired our approach. To us, it’s not unrealistic. In fact, we’ve made it a fundamental goal of our care program. Our method is customized to the unique needs of the person with dementia, and delivered by certified providers. It consists of reinforcing the three key grounding principles:

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Ability
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Personhood
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Lifestyle
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Feeling Lost?

Let Us Help You Care for Those With Dementia

It can be especially hard to help someone with dementia like Alzheimer’s when the condition is so difficult to understand. In this guide, we’ll give you the basics of what causes dementia, along with some strategies for care.
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Right at Home’s Dementia Guide Video Series

In this collection, gerontologist Diane Darby Beach, Ph.D., will take you through some of the most important details of how cognitive change can progress, so you can be more prepared for whatever the future brings.
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Four Ways We Can Help

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1. Building Normalcy
Reducing stress for someone with Alzheimer’s means being consistent. We can help you and your friend or family member create and stick to a routine, and we can do it in a way that meets their particular needs.
This includes:

  • Making sure the home feels familiar to them
  • Giving them the freedom to move about unrestricted in the home
  • Minimizing stresses that can aggravate the symptoms of cognitive change
  • Keeping them oriented with daily reminders of time, place and person
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2. A Helping Hand
Along with a specialized cognitive care plan, Right at Home caregivers also provide general companionship to your loved one, including helping with daily tasks and protecting them from isolation or loneliness.
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3. Keeping Them on Track
People with dementia may have specific, strict medication regimens. In some cases, this could require the services of a skilled nurse. Fortunately, in some states, many of our caregivers are also trained nurses, so you can rest assured the person’s needs will be met.
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4. Giving You a Break
Since you carry a heavy burden as a caregiver of a person with dementia, it’s important to have a break. We can help with that, too, giving you much-needed rest and time off so you can focus on your own needs.
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Virtual Dementia Tour

Right at Home of The Bronx conducts the Virtual Dementia Tour® training for its Caregivers and the Community throughout the year. The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) helps those caring for someone with Dementia to identify with and understand his/her behavior. This unique, interactive program is proven to improve communication and care.
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The Latest Thinking in Cognitive and Dementia Care

Research into the care and treatment of dementia like Alzheimer’s is constantly growing. Here are some of the latest ideas that have guided our training and care programs.
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Top 10 Myths About Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

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Adapting the Home When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's Disease

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When Your Loved One Receives a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

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"Enrie and Georgina were incredibly responsive to the needs of our family. With all adult children living far away from our 90 year old father, determined to stay at home and exercise his autonomy, Right at Home provided excellent service and understanding. His caregivers became his friends but safety was always paramount."
Melinda M.

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"You provided me with the answers I needed and were there to take care of all my needs. Thank you. The caregivers are very caring, and the owner -- Enrie -- is always willing to find a solution."
Elaine

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"They are reliable and extremely effective. They’re on time and friendly. Able to meet family according to schedule and is compassionate and knowledgeable. They’re very pleasant to work with."
Geena P.

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"Enrie was very pleasant and she helped me a great deal. She gave me very nice people to work with me. Also she worked around my schedule."
Miriam S.

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"Right at Home provided excellent and professional care for me. Home aides were efficient, knowledgeable, and frequently anticipated my needs. Their assistance helped me on the road to recovery after surgery. Enrie, the director of RAH, was superb!"
Frederica

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