We Honor the Alzheimer's Caregivers on The Longest Day
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
It is never an easy task taking care of a person who has memory impairment. The changes might be as mild as asking the same question over and over or as severe as needing assistance with eating, walking or being incontinent. Whatever the needs of the memory impaired person, the caregiver is there to assist. You may be that caregiver or you may hire the caregivers.
On June 21st — the summer solstice — we honor and acknowledge what the caregivers do to help our loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s. Today people across the world will participate in a fundraising activity on The Longest Day. Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s.
If you need a caregiver or need a short break from caregiving, Health Force of Georgia is there to support you. Visit our website to learn how we can assist you with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and Respite care.
Grab your friends.
Do what you love.
Honor those facing Alzheimer's.
June 21, 2019
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
Respite Care is Another Viable Option
While most people willingly provide care for their loved ones, they quickly realize that caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease at home is all-encompassing. When the patient relies on you 24/7 without a break, the task can become overwhelming leaving the caregiver with the feeling that their life is now totally consumed.
Health Force of Georgia is ready to step in for you as an Alzheimer’s respite caregiver. We provide complete, gentle care while you take much-needed time away for yourself. Schedule a day off every week, take a long weekend or take a vacation with your family to refresh and recharge your energy. You can enjoy your respite knowing that all is safe and looked-after at home.
Put respite care on your wish list. If friends or family ask what you want for a gift, suggest a gift certificate or something that will help you take care of yourself as you care for your loved one.
Watch this video to see 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Then get in touch with your doctor.
Why Early Detection and Diagnosis is Important
If you notice any of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, schedule an appointment with your doctor. An early diagnosis offers the following benefits:
- Determines if the symptoms are truly due to Alzheimer’s disease, or caused by some other condition that is treatable
- Provides access to treatment options that may lessen symptoms such as memory loss or confusion
- Allows the patient an opportunity to participate in clinical trials that may provide medical benefits
- Provides families with more time to assemble a long-term health care plan to help lessen anxieties
- Organizes legal documents to express wishes
- Creates a support network to help in difficult times
Each day brings new challenges as Alzheimer’s brings changing levels of ability and different 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. We may be the answer to what you’ve been looking for.
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.