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Alzheimer's & Dementia Disease

Professional assistance for elderly… compassionate care for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.

Home Services Alzheimer's & Dementia Disease

Quality Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Homes in Orange County and Greater Los Angeles

When a loved one is showing symptoms of Alzheimer's or an associated dementia, it can be a stressful time in your life. People diagnosed with cognitive damage need extra care to maintain their emotional and physical health. It helps to learn about the disease and enhance your knowledge about the best methods of dementia caregiving available for your loved one.

Our Mission: Improving the Lives of Alzheimer's Patients

We allow your loved one with Alzheimer's to maintain the independence of their daily routine by providing them a comfortable atmosphere. Our devoted team provides compassionate care and high-quality service to your loved ones. The hallmark of our dementia care services are the values of dignity, integrity, and compassion. We live with our core values and passionately pursue the highest level of services for improving the patient's health and satisfaction.

Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioral changes. Symptoms increase over time and can severely impact a person's ability to perform daily tasks and activities.

Dementia is a medical condition that usually impacts older adults. The damaged brain cells are not able to effectively communicate with each other. Alzheimer's is the most common form of Dementia that accounts for nearly 60-80 percent of overall dementia patients. There are many types of Dementia, like Vascular Dementia, Mixed Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia (also referred to as LBD), etc.

Care Option for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer's need high-level care to preserve and maintain their safety and well-being. Typically, family members care for their loved ones with early-stage and mid-stage Alzheimer's.

However, when a patient with Alzheimer’s progresses to the later stages, an assessment may be required. If the patient is diagnosed with Dementia, their well-being will depend on their family, friends, surroundings, and possibly family caregivers.

Professional care might be needed to help your loved one. While a nursing home is an option, hiring an alzheimer's home care service is more beneficial as they can continue to live with you at home and get customized care according to their needs and symptoms.

Our Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Service

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's and Dementia disease can be overwhelming at times. We’re here to help you and your loved one. We provide superior quality in-home care for alzheimer's patients that include:

  • Walking assistance
  • Household chores
  • Bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders and monitoring
  • Respite Care
  • Companionship

Our caregivers are trained and have real-world experience. We focus on encouraging what the patient can do rather than their perceived disabilities.

Getting Started with Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

We offer an in-person assessment to see if Alzheimer's or Dementia home care is right for your loved one. We will start with an assessment in the comfort of your home, then make a personalized plan to meet the needs, symptoms, and preferences of your loved one. If you decide to proceed with our in-home care for elders with alzheimer's , we will provide a caregiver with skills and strengths particularly suited for your loved one. We seek to provide compassionate care to Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.

At Newport Home Care, we provide professional assistance for older adults with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Contact us today if you need an in-person assessment for your loved one.

FAQs on Alzheimer's & Dementia Disease

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Most symptoms, particularly early signs of Alzheimer’s, are perceived through a person’s behavior, thought pattern, and speech.

The most prominent Alzheimer's symptoms include:
  • Short-term and long-term memory loss
  • Trouble solving simple problems
  • Uncommon struggles with day-to-day activities
  • Words forgotten or mixed up
  • Items lost more frequently
  • Confusion about current time or place
  • Confusion about the names and identities of people
  • Irrational, irritable, or depressed behavior and actions
The symptoms for Dementia include:
  • An acute memory loss
  • There’s constant confusion or disorientation
  • The person has difficulty in selecting the exact words
  • The person isolates himself socially
  • There are perceptible personality changes
  • Problems with vision
  • The person finds trouble in understanding normal instructions
  • The person loses/misplaces objects
  • Has difficulty in completing regular tasks
  • Their ability to judge gets impaired

How many types of Dementia exist?

The most common types of dementia are listed below:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease – This accounts for almost 60-80 percent of all Dementia cases, and primarily leads to brain abnormalities.

  • Vascular Dementia - Also called post-stroke or multi-infarct, it is responsible for nearly 10% of all diagnoses related to dementia.

  • Lewy Body Dementia or LBD – One of the most common forms of Dementia. It is nearly as common as Alzheimer's and integrates both Lewy body and Parkinson’s disease dementia.

  • Parkinson’s Disease – This is a neurological disorder that affects the body's muscle movement and function. On average, about 50-80% of people with Parkinson’s acquire dementia.

  • Huntington's Disease - Characterized by specific types of uncontrolled movements and also incorporates dementia.

  • Frontotemporal Dementia – A relatively rare kind of dementia that causes advanced nerve cell decline, either in the anterior or in the posterior lobe of the brain.

  • Mixed Dementia - Results from a merger of neurodegenerative and vascular degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's and vascular Dementia, respectively.

What are the risk factors for Alzheimer's?

The exact cause of Alzheimer's is unknown; however, researchers have identified certain risk factors.

The three main risk factors are:

  • Advance Age – In most cases, symptoms of Alzheimer's begin after the age of 65.

  • Genetics – People with a family history of Alzheimer's have a higher risk of developing this disease.

  • Cardiac Health – Individuals with a history of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, or cardiac arrest are at a greater risk of Alzheimer's.

Other risk factors like sleeping problems or insomnia, high-stress level, smoking and drinking, trauma, and exposure to air pollution are also known to be responsible for Alzheimer's disease.

Does Alzheimer's disease have a cure?

Currently, we do not have a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Although the progress of Alzheimer's is irreversible, modern treatment can slow the onset of disease, and delay the symptoms. Doctors recommend people with risk or having Alzheimer's to follow a healthy lifestyle and taking care of cardiovascular health. You can reduce the risk by increasing the intake of Omega-3 in your food, improving sleep habits, and reducing stress.