Dementia Care

Dementia Care | Services Care Solutions | Live-In Home Dementia Care Services, In-home Dementia care

FCP Live-In Logo Dementia Care | Services Care Solutions | Live-In Home Dementia Care Services, In-home Dementia careFCP Live-In is a leading full-service agency that provides in-home, dementia care to older adults. If you are having difficulties caring for your loved one, you do not have to go through it alone. At FCP Live-In, we help take the pressure off caregiving family members and friends by tailoring the comprehensive services we offer to meet the needs of our clients. Our services include:

Personal Care Services

  • Help with bathing, dressing, grooming, incontinence care, feeding
  • Help with walking, transfer from bed to chair or wheelchair
  • Help with toileting and safe trips to the bathroom at night
  • Making sure medication is taken on time

Light Housekeeping Services

  • Light dusting, vacuuming, sweeping
  • Clean bathrooms, make and change beds
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping, running errands
  • Doing laundry

Companion Services

  • Accompanying client to doctor appointments
  • Accompanying client to social and recreational activities
  • Engaging in meaningful conversation

If you want to give yourself the peace of mind that your loved one is secure and being cared for in the comfort of your home, then turn to FCP Live-In. To learn more about our Dementia Care services, contact us today. Call 1 (866) 559-9492.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a general term used to describe a cognitive decline that’s severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of cases in the United States. Other common forms of dementia include:

  • Vascular dementia: Occurs after a stroke.
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Decrease in cognitive ability that’s accompanied by hallucinations, movement problems, and delusions.
  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD): This form of dementia affects personality and speech, but not memory.

Less common types of dementia include:

  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Huntington’s Disease Dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Prion Diseases
  • Dementia in HIV/AIDS
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Dementia
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Includes dementia from alcohol abuse)

Brain Cell Death Leads to Dementia

Dementia is the term for a group of symptoms that causes a person to have problems with cognitive functions such as memory, thinking, problem-solving and communicating. The problems occur due to the gradual loss of nerve cells in the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Brain cells that stop functioning properly lose connection with other nerve cells in the brain and die. The death of these brain cells leads to dementia. Different diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, can cause brain cell death. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and contributes to 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Other diseases that affect brain cells include:

Lewy body. This is the second most common type of dementia. This disease is caused by protein deposits that develop in nerve cells in the brain.

Vascular dementia. This type of dementia results from brain damage that occurs after a stroke or another condition that damages blood vessels and decreases blood circulation to the brain.

As dementia symptoms progress, people with dementia can no longer handle simple, everyday tasks such as cooking, paying bills or cleaning the house. People in the severe stage of dementia usually need around-the-clock support because they cannot take care of themselves.

FCP Live-In caregivers understand the progression of dementia and the physical, emotional and financial toll that it takes on older adults and their family members. This is why we provide Dementia Care that involves a comprehensive 24-hour professional support system for our caregivers and clients.

Link: Mayo Clinic reference: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352013

Link: Alzheimer’s Association reference: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers

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Dementia Results in More Dependency on Others

An older adult in the early stages of dementia may show symptoms typical of the normal aging process, such as forgetting names or recent events or misplacing keys. But dementia symptoms become worse over time and interfere’s with a senior’s daily life. For instance, an older adult with dementia will have trouble:

  • Banking, paying bills and handling other personal expenses
  • Handling routine household chores
  • Driving without getting lost in familiar surroundings
  • Speaking clearly and logically

Dementia can also bring on changes in personality as well. For instance, older adults who were once outgoing might shy away from friends and lose interest in activities that they once enjoyed. The positive outlook, passion, and zest for life a person once had can turn into depression, apathy, and fear because of dementia.

Older adults will struggle with living independently and have to rely on others for long-term care. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4 in 10 caregivers provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias for one to four years, while 3 in 10 provide caregiving for five years or more.

Link: CDC Link: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/alzheimer.htm

Increase Predicted in Number of People with Dementia

Between 5 to 8 percent of people over 65 years old have some type of dementia, and these figures double every five years beyond 65, according to statistics from the Cleveland Clinic.

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.8 million adults 65 years old and older are living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. And, this number is expected to climb since this population is projected to increase from 55 million in 2019 to 88 million by 2050.

Along with the predicted rise in the number of people with Alzheimer’s diseases comes the growing need for caregivers.

Currently, 83 percent of people who care for older adults in the United States are family members, friends or others, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 report. Of that number, 48 percent care for an older adult with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

FCP Live-In caregivers offer relief to family members and others who care for older adults. We know the demands caregiving places on a caregiver’s time and energy. Caregiving is even more difficult if a family member or friend is still working.

At FCP Live-In, we encourage families to take advantage of the services that have made us a top agency in in-home care. To learn more about our Dementia Care services, contact us today at 1 (866) 559-9492.

Link: Cleveland Clinic reference: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9170-dementia

Link: Alzheimer’s Association reference: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers

Link: Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 report: https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures-2019-r.pdf

More Caregiving Needed as Dementia Symptoms Progress

As dementia symptoms progress, a family member’s caregiving duties usually increase. However, adding more responsibilities to an already busy schedule may cause caregiver burnout or illness.

According to the CDC, family members who care for their loved ones with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, are at a higher risk for anxiety, depression, and a poorer quality of life that family members who care for their loved ones with other conditions.

Because of the caregiving demands, a family may put a loved one in a memory care facility or a nursing home with special units for dementia patients.

Since dementia symptoms are progressive, a person can be in a facility for years. The long-term costs can eventually drain a family’s budget and cause financial hardships.

At FCP Live-In, our certified in-home caregivers can provide the same functions as staff at nursing home facilities. What’s more, we provide the long-term, one-on-one constant care that staff members of a facility may not be able to provide every day to their multiple clients.

Link: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/alzheimer.htm

About FCP Live-In and Our Dementia Care Caregiver Services

FCP Live-In Logo Dementia Care | Services Care Solutions | Live-In Home Dementia Care Services, In-home Dementia careWe have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Dementia Care services since 1997. Our live-in Dementia Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Dementia Care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.

FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.

For more information about our Dementia Care services, contact FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.

FCP Live-In Testimonials

“FCP caregivers really know how to handle Alzheimer’s and Dementia! Marjorie [caregiver] was pleasant, nice and caring to my Dad (Joseph, client). She took good care of my Dad and he also got along with Millicent [caregiver]. Who was also terrific”
– Gordon S. (Son) – Shelton, CT
“Monique [caregiver] is a hard worker and understands dementia, fall risks, and dehydration. She is nice, caring and takes really good care of my Mom. Which makes it stress-free for me! FCP Live-In’s services are wonderful!”
– Geraldine D. (Daughter) – Bridgeport, CT
“We could not have asked for a better match. Maureen knows Dementia and Walter’s (client) moods. She knows how to approach him politely, engages with him and is a good advocate for him. Maureen cooks, cleans and makes sure that everything is okay. She engages with Walter and keeps him motivated and alert, Mareen communicates well with me as well.”
– Stephanie S. (Wife) – Fairfield, ME
“My Mom’s caregiver Eugennie is ‘the best there has ever been’ She has great Dementia experience and the skill set to be able to separate herself but also is able to manage mom and calm her. She is also a good communicator with the family”
– Dr. Michael S. (Son) -Fairfield, CT
“Grace [carergiver] is top-notch with my Mom who has Dementia and redirects her when needed. She also keeps my mom fed, clean and does everything. FCP Live-In’s services are good! I am very satisfied!”
– Michael K. (Son) – Chicopee, MA

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