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.
Let Us Help You Care for Those With Dementia
Need time for yourself? We’re there for you at any time, anywhere.
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
Right at Home Seattle Eastside Supports Second Wind Dreams®
Second Wind Dreams®, an organization whose mission it is to change the perception of aging has developed a groundbreaking tool to help professional and family caregivers better understand the needs of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) series helps people caring for those with dementia provide better care and better understand the needs of those suffering with the disease.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is not a computer-based tour. It is a dementia simulation that was created to teach people the physical and mental challenges of those living with dementia. It is a scientifically proven method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. The VDT® offers hope to caregivers, providing tips and tools necessary to create an environment that supports the needs of those with the disease.
Right at Home Seattle Eastside conducts the Virtual Dementia Tour® throughout the year. Ben Solomon, owner of Right at Home - Seattle and Bellevue offices said, “We are proud to conduct the Virtual Dementia Tour in King and South Snohomish Counties. We find that professional caregivers and family members alike always gain a deeper understanding of the sufferer. And, that’s so important. This knowledge allows them to have more empathy and patience and ultimately results in better care for the client."
*Please join us for our next Virtual Dementia Tour*
About Right at Home Seattle Eastside
Operating since 2004, Right at Home Seattle Eastside has been serving the needs of the King and S. Snohomish counties with in-home care and nursing services for seniors and disabled adults. For more information about us or to learn more about a free in-home assessment, call (206) 774-1100.
About Second Wind Dreams
Founded in 1997, Second Wind Dreams®, an international non-profit organization, is the first organization focusing on granting dreams for elders in the United States. Through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs, Second Wind Dreams®, enhances the quality of life for those living in elder care communities (nursing homes, assisted living, home health, hospice, etc) and changing the perception of aging.