As a family member, friend or loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or other related dementias, you carry a heavy burden. Assisting this person in keeping normalcy in their lives is key and the type of care needed is both physically, emotionally and mentally demanding. Right at Home Boston and North is here to help you understand that you are not alone in this first step.
- Over 4.5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
- About one in ten people over age 65 have the disease.
- Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia affect up to 50 percent of people over the age of 85.
- 120,000 individuals in the commonwealth currently have Alzheimer’s Disease
Right at Home Boston and North wants you to know that providing specialized non-medical Alzheimer’s care services in the home is one of the most positive ways you can help a loved one. Most Alzheimer's patients, particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness, can be cared for in the comfort of their own home before a nursing home or other facilities.
- More than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer's patients continue to live in home settings.
- 80 to 90 percent of these rely on family and friends for care.
With Right at Home’s specialty Alzheimer’s home care services, your loved one will receive a customized care regimen overseen by our nursing team that will consider their environment and special needs, thereby making daily life less difficult and stressful.
Alzheimer’s Care and Dementia Care services:
- Familiar frame of reference
- Freedom to move about in a more familiar and unrestricted space
- A way to minimize those stresses that can aggravate the symptoms of dementia and the Alzheimer’s disease
- Daily orientation to time, place, person
- Continuity of daily routines and schedule
Educational Video Series
Caring for a Loved One with Dementia or Cognitive Chang
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's a series of symptoms that can impact a person's ability to think, recall, communicate and complete daily activities. Watch this video series to learn care and communication techniques that can help you address these symptoms when caring for your loved one.View Dementia Guide Video Series
Alzheimer's Care Information and Resources
More than six million people in the U.S. and U.K. are living with Alzheimer's or dementia.
About one in ten people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's and the disease affects more than 50 percent of people over the age of 85. For a great resource on coping with Alzheimer's or dementia in your family, visit the caregiving section of the Alzheimer’s Association website.
Have questions how home care services can support someone battling Alzheimer's or other dementia and their families? Contact us and let our training and experience work for you.