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.
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:
Let Us Help You Care for Those With Dementia
Right at Home’s Dementia Guide Video Series
Four Ways We Can Help
- 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
The Smash Out Alzheimer's
Right at Home of Central New Jersey is proud to announce that the Smash Out Alzheimer’s Foundation has been established as the official charity of Right at Home of Central New Jersey. Our Owner and Executive Director, Beth Sholom, is the Founder and CEO of the Smash Out Alzheimer’s Foundation. For many years, Beth Sholom has advocated and raised money for various Alzheimer’s charities in order to find a cure for Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
So many of Right at Home of Central New Jersey’s past and present clients suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Beth Sholom has always been passionate about finding a cure for this insidious disease, so she decided to form this organization to be able to raise funds for Alzheimer’s-related organizations on an ongoing basis all year long.