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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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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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Need time for yourself? We’re there for you at any time, anywhere.

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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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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female caregiver playing chess with senior

Top 10 Myths About Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

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smiling senior and younger ladies

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

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senior and caregiver arranging flowers

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

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A female care worker smiling in the background. In the foreground is an elderly female patient smiling back.

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"Marisol is a sweetheart. She's gone above and beyond. Great fit for my dad. Thank you Right at Home."
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"Grace is so kind to drop what she was doing to be with my dad. We are very pleased to have Tess with us. Thank you for all your professionalism. You’ve provided such kind aides to work with my dad."
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"I've been using Right at Home for 4 months to take care of my mother, who is 86 years young. She suffers from mild dementia and balance issues. She lives in a senior residency on the UWS and greatly enjoys the extra help she gets from her expert caregivers. They have been kind and thoughtful. The office staff has been easy to work with. Two thumbs up!"
Jennie

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"We recently hired Right at Home to provide daily care for our 96-year-old mother in Manhattan. The women who continue to care for her are lovely. Patient and very competent. My mother recently had surgery and the aids have been able to accompany me to her appointments to ensure they know what additional care is needed. RAH management has been very responsive to additional requirements and we've never been disappointed."
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"We found Right at Home to take care of my younger brother after being disappointed by two other agencies. My brother suffers from a cognitive impairment and has been diagnosed legally blind. Right at home has provided knowledgeable and compassionate care givers that my brother now considers true friends. The owner and staff not only met but have far exceeded any expectation I've ever had for at home healthcare. Thank You Greg (the owner), Andre, and Zander."
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"Our relationship began when we called Gregg in desperate need of immediate 24/7/365 care for my mother. Gregg met with us the next day and was able to have a caregiver in her home within 48 hours. The caregivers selected were based on an in depth conversation regarding my mother's needs and it has been working out quite well. We are very appreciative for this relationship and look forward to working together for many years to come."
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"The company and it's owner were very professional and pleasant. The aide they sent was polite, helpful and very kind. She helped my mother with all her exercises, accompanied her on errands and helped her at home in every way she needed."
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"Right at Home has relieved me of much of the stress of trying to help my good friend through some tough medical times. The caregivers are always pleasant and cooperative, and their services are appreciated by the patient. The owner is on-call and responsive when there are emergencies."
Mim W.

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"Our family is extremely grateful to Right at Home for providing warm and professional aides to care for our parents. Between cooking, organizing and assisting our parents with in home chores, we're confident they can remain in their apartment for a few more years! The owner, Greg, and his office staff were able to identify our parents needs, and patiently deal with finding the appropriate aides. We agreed to write this recommendation after being asked, simply because it's given my entire family peace of mind!"
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"I hired Right at Home in uptown Manhattan to supervise my 87 year old Mother who suffers from Dementia. The owner himself conducted a thorough evaluation and consultation, determining the appropriate needs for my mother's care. We ultimately chose two compassionate care givers who spend upwards of 12-16 hours daily with my Mom. It's been an incredibly east process and makes things much easier on me being I live in the outer boroughs. I would recommend them in a heartbeat!"
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"I am very happy with right at home. The care givers are very professional, kind and are doing their best to keep the person they are caring for ,the most happy and confortable as possible. The all organisation is also good.I am working for 8 weeks with them and never had any problem.."
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"Excellent people and manager. They show a good combination of practical help and empathy."
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