Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Birmingham AL
Express Senior Care provides Alzheimer’s and Dementia In-Home Care in Birmingham, AL and surrounding areas. Our professionals specialize in in-home Alzheimer’s care and are available 24 hours a day.
Express Senior Care provides care in the comfort of your loved one’s home. Do you have a senior relative needing Alzheimer’s & Dementia in-home care in Birmingham or the surrounding areas? Please contact us today for your FREE in-home care consultation.
- Call Us: (205) 461-6835
Alzheimer’s and Dementia In-Home Care
Did You Know?
“According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing rather quickly. In 2022, an estimated 6.5 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia, increasing from 6.2 million in 2021. By 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s may grow to a projected 12.7 million.”
2022 Alzheimer’s Association Statistics
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that inhibits a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. This memory disorder worsens over time and can be severe enough to interfere with an individual’s daily activities. Alzheimer’s often places stress on both, the patient, and their loved ones. As a result, leaving the patient feels isolated.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
Please remember, Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative disorder that worsens over time. It breaks down brain tissue affecting areas that control memory, thinking, language, and behavior.
There are various symptoms, but some of the most common symptoms include:
- Misplacing things
- Difficulty performing everyday tasks
- Memory loss of recent events, though they may easily recall things from many years ago.
- Leaving the stove on
- Feeling confused or frustrated, especially during the evening hours
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Trouble walking or poor coordination
- Difficulty speaking or problem communicating their needs
- Unwarranted suspicion of family members
- Changes in behavior or mood such as outbursts of anger, being combative or anxious
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia. However, there are management strategies and actions to take that may help slow down the rate of decline.
Birmingham-Based Specially Trained Alzheimer’s and Dementia In-Home Caregivers Provide Assistance with Daily Living Activities in the Familiarity and Comfort of Home.
How can we provide quality, affordable Alzheimer’s in-home care for your mom or dad?
Making sure your loved one receives the in-home care they deserve is at the top of the Express Senior Care professionals’ to-do list. We offer you the assistance of medical professionals who specialize in Alzheimer’s care and are qualified to support you in many areas.
Fortunately, many seniors with Alzheimer’s disease in the early or middle stages can be cared for in the comfort of their homes, affordably. Especially when you compare it to the high cost of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Express Senior Care realizes the heavy burdens you take on with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s for a family member.
Our gentle approach to Alzheimer’s memory care serves to help families manage this disease by:
We provide brain games that are proven to help stimulate the mind, such as crossword puzzles and word searches. Our caregivers spark conversation with their patients in topics that are interesting and meaningful to them.
Examples of activities we provide that offer active mental stimulation include:
- Playing games such as bingo
- Doing puzzles
- Singing songs
- Listening to music
- Doing arts and craft
- Reading the newspaper
- Looking at books they enjoy
- Watching family videos
- Viewing family photographs
- Plus, many more
The key is to take a flexible, supportive approach that recognizes that the disease touches each person differently. What matters most is that your loved one enjoys the interaction and concentrates on the activity to keep neurons firing.
Mobility Assistance & Physical Activities
Advanced stages of Alzheimer’s will begin to hinder the patient’s ability to walk or stand without assistance. Express Senior Care caregivers help patients stand on their own two feet in a familiar environment, which is their home, and assist in moving them from one place to another.
What happens many times with Alzheimer’s disease is that while the body appears to remain strong, mental cognition worsens. Without physical exercise or activity, it’s just a matter of time before body systems fail to cause complicated medical challenges or life-threatening infections. The goal is to keep the person active and moving, so the body maintains current health conditions if possible.
Our dedicated caregivers know that each patient’s activity level is dependent on the degree of movement their body allows. For example, a person in a wheelchair may do sitting variations of a standing exercise. We evaluate each situation and encourage moderate activity to keep them physically engaged, which helps cognitive function.
Physical activities also support well-being and independence. Socializing with others can help improve mood and self-esteem, which encourages more social engagement, stimulation of the brain, and additional muscle movement contributing to the overall quality of life.
Examples of physical activities to help maintain health include:
- Seated exercises
- Standing exercises
- Bed exercises
- Going on walks
- Tending the garden
- Light household tasks such as dusting or sweeping
- Visiting a botanical garden, museum, or local events
- Grocery shopping
- Going to the mall
- Outings with family and friends
- Taking a bath
Our professional caregivers are experienced in addressing dietary concerns, including but not limited to diabetes, food allergies, and chewing abilities. We serve our patients’ meals exactly how they like and make sure they remain hydrated.
Alzheimer’s disease occurs in seven stages and our professional caregivers can help educate you on the medical facts, information, and new studies.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia In-Home Care Service in Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Alzheimer’s in-home care service depends on dedicated caregivers and expert care planning. Our comprehensive plans are designed to address the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia disease. We match care recipients with caregivers whose knowledge and qualifications make them uniquely well-suited to this specialized caregiving. Express Senior Care tailors our home care plans to the unique challenges and circumstances of everyone.
Our in-home care services can be provided on a part-time or full-time basis. We also offer 24/7 care, temporary care, and respite care.
Express Senior Care also provides in-home care to clients with various types of dementia. Dementia care services are designed for individuals with vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and other memory disorders.
Getting In-Home Care Started with Express Senior Care
At Express Senior Care, we know how difficult it can be to speak with family members about Alzheimer’s care. Moreover, we know how overwhelming it can feel to search for the right care provider. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to make this process as smooth as possible for you and your family.
Would you like to discuss your situation right now?
Call us directly at (205) 461-6835 to speak with our experienced personal care and nurse professional. Or, you can send us a message by completing the form below with your preferred method of contact to learn more about our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services in the Birmingham area and surrounding cities. Our knowledgeable, responsible staff is available to answer questions anytime, including after-hours and on weekends.
Contact us today. We are the answer for which you are searching!