Dementia Care & Alzheimer’s Care in Milwaukee, WI
Specially trained home caregivers keep seniors alert, happy and healthy through professional dementia care and Alzheimer's care
Providing dementia care or Alzheimer's care for a loved one in the home can be physically and emotionally draining. We understand the challenges faced by family caregivers and can help ease the burden with our professional and compassionate elder care services. The Comfort Keepers of Milwaukee, WI office provides customized care for clients and their families who are experiencing symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's is the most common disease leading to dementia, accounting for between 50 and 70 percent of all dementia cases. Other diseases which may cause dementia or dementia-like symptoms include Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. There are also physical diseases like Lyme’s disease, strokes and traumatic brain injury which can result in dementia. Our services help clients with these symptoms strengthen their current abilities for a better quality of life while assisting with any tasks too difficult for the client to perform on their own.
How can I tell if a loved one has dementia?
It can be difficult to determine whether someone you love is experiencing symptoms of a specific disorder. There are many warning signs to determine whether you will need a professional consultation with a doctor.
Early Warning Signs of Dementia:
- Memory loss – unable to recall names, faces, or dates
- Forgetfulness – no longer able to remember to take pills or where they left keys
- Misusing words or mixing up word order
- Impaired organization skills – home becomes cluttered
- Repetition – repeating themselves, asking the same question over and over
- Difficulty performing daily tasks or chores
- Easily getting lost – no longer able to learn directions, especially to new locations
Some symptoms may be unrelated to dementia. Repeating a question could be the result of hearing loss and getting lost could be from poor vision. It is important to take these factors into account when determining the cognitive level of your loved one. If you suspect a loved one is beginning to exhibit signs of dementia or another cognitive disease, take them to their doctor or a specialized neurologist for a diagnosis. If the onset of symptoms is sudden, don’t delay. The earlier a diagnosis is made, the more time you have to prepare for dementia care or Alzheimer's care.
Comfort Keepers Makes A Difference
By providing interactive caregiving for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s, Comfort Keepers of Milwaukee, WI promotes improved mental health.
Our specially trained senior caregivers will:
- Maintain a safe home environment for the client
- Engage the client in stimulating activities
- Provide meals, perform household chores, assist in bathing
- Act as support for the client and family
We customize our dementia care or Alzheimer's care to meet each client’s special needs, taking into consideration his or her health and ability. Depending on the client’s needs, we can provide care for just a few hours a week or provide full-time care. Through our 24-hour senior care service, a team of care experts coordinates caregiving responsibilities in shifts. This offers clients and their families’ full-time peace of mind and familiar faces every day.
Personal Caregivers Keep Senior Minds Active and Alert
Virginia was born and raised in Marinette, WI. She patiently waited for her fiancé to come home from the Army before getting married and moving to the East side of Milwaukee.
As the years went by and after her husband passed away, Virginia moved to Wauwatosa. Her son Dan decided his aging mom needed some companionship and assistance as her memory was changing. At 93, Virginia was “quite put together” and one would never guess her age.
She needed help with household chores, planning meals and transportation to the grocery store and to her hairdresser.
In asking Virginia what her favorite thing was about her caregivers, she was quick to say talking was the best part of each visit. She said the caregivers helped her do little things around the house and made helpful suggestions so her daily living needs were addressed.
The easy relationship between Virginia and her caregiver Sue was evident right away. Sue has been with Comfort Keepers for 12 years and is a decorated member of our caregiver team.
She worked with Virginia until her family decided it was time for her to move in with her daughter. Comfort Keepers thanks the family for allowing us to make life easier and brighten Virginia’s day. Thanks, Virginia!
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