September is World Alzheimer’s Month
World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a brain condition that affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language.
- Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.
- The risk of developing the disease increases with age, but the disease is not a normal part of aging.
- Most people living with Alzheimer’s disease are older than 65 years. However, people younger than age 65 can develop the disease but it is not common.
- Scientists do not know what causes Alzheimer’s disease. However, like other chronic conditions, it is probably a result of multiple factors.
- Controlling high blood pressure, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Health Force of Georgia Offers Support and Help for Family and Friends
Currently, many people living with dementia are cared for at home by family members.
Caregiving can have positive aspects for the caregiver as well as the person being cared for. It may bring personal fulfillment to the caregiver, such as satisfaction from helping a family member or friend, and lead to the development of new skills and improved family relationships.
Although most people willingly provide care to their loved ones and friends, caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease at home can be a difficult task and might become overwhelming at times. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. As the disease gets worse, people living with Alzheimer’s disease often need more intensive care. Health Force of Georgia is here to help. Learn more about symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and what can be done to help patients as the disease progresses.
Health Force of Georgia Offers Many Types of Assistance with Alzheimer's Patients
Call (770) 458-8500
to schedule help:
- Mental stimulation
- Physical activities and social engagement
- Bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
- Light housework
- Transportation to medical appointments and other events
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals
- Grocery shopping
- Doing hobbies
- Monitoring and giving medications
- Keeping records on patient status, changes and all activities
- Maintaining a safe environment and consistent routine to lessen agitation or outbursts
- Adapting level of care as disease progresses
- Managing change in behavior
Health Force of Georgia Service Area
Health Force of Georgia offers affordable Alzheimer's Disease and dementia care services in the Metro Atlanta area. We know that providing memory care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients is stressful and challenging for caregivers. That’s why we’re here for you with flexible Alzheimer’s care assistance that removes the burden of care for a short time or an extended period depending on your situation.
Our service area includes metro Atlanta, GA and 18 surrounding counties.