Live-In Vascular Dementia Care | Vascular Dementia Care Within the Security and Comforts of Home
FCP Live-In provides in-home Vascular Dementia Care services to help older adults live independently in their homes. We customize our services based on the needs of our clients who find themselves in various stages of dementia.
Our highly skilled team of caregivers and our 24-hour professional support system work together to ensure the safety of our clients. FCP Live-In provides a variety of services that include:
Personal Care Services
- Assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing
- Assistance with toileting and incontinence care
- Assist with mobility, transfer from bed to wheelchair
- Medication management
Light Housekeeping Services
- Preparation of nutritious meals
- Grocery shopping
- Running errands
- Providing transportation
- Making and changing beds
- Clean kitchen and bathrooms
- Accompany client to medical appointments
- Accompany client to different activities
- Encourage exercise, as directed by the health care provider
- Provide emotional support and companionship
We have been providing quality care to clients with various health conditions for over 20 years. If you want your loved one to receive affordable Vascular Dementia Care services from a leading in-home care agency, contact FCP Live-In. Call 1 (866) 559-9492.
Vascular Dementia and Its Causes
Vascular dementia develops after certain conditions reduce blood flow to the brain and cause damage to brain cells. This type of dementia can occur after a sudden event such as a major stroke or a transient ischemic attack, also known as “mini-stroke.” Strokes can cut off blood supply to part of the brain.
Besides strokes, vascular dementia can be caused by a condition that narrows or blocks small blood vessels in the brain, such as:
- Atherosclerosis (plaque build up inside the arteries)
- Blood clots
- High blood pressure
Vascular dementia is one of many types of dementia, a term that covers conditions that cause memory loss, decreases problem-solving and language skills, and other thinking skills.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease.
Risk Factors and Symptoms of Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia has a variety of risk factors, some of which involve a person’s lifestyle and health condition. Risk factors include:
- Advanced age
- Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cigarette smoking
In addition to risk factors, some of the common symptoms of vascular dementia include:
- Difficulty walking
- Having trouble organizing thoughts and finding the rights words to use
- Unfocused, having trouble paying attention
- Inability to make decisions
- Poor balance
Although older adults face the most challenges from vascular dementia, their family members worry about what will happen to them in the future.
FCP Live-In can step in to provide services that allow older adults to live in the comfort of their home and relieve family members of concerns over the well-being of their loved ones.
Treatment Needed to Delay Progression of Vascular Dementia
Like other dementias, vascular dementia does not have a cure, but treatment can slow down its progression. Medication and medical procedures that improve blood flow to the brain are a few of the many treatments a doctor may recommend.
Older adults may also need treatment for the underlying condition that caused vascular dementia. For example, a person may have developed dementia because of a stroke that caused partial paralysis. A doctor may recommend that the person undergo physical therapy as part of the recovery process.
The needs of older adults with vascular dementia and other chronic health conditions are many and varied. However, FCP Live-In’s caregivers are trained to provide care for a wide variety of conditions, including vascular dementia.
Our goal is to help older adults live independently in a familiar environment as they manage their health problems.
Studies: Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia Often Develop Together
Studies show that people with vascular dementia may also have Alzheimer’s disease, the most familiar and common type of dementia. Researchers call this “mixed dementia.”
One study found that 78 percent of the brains of older adults that researchers studied after death had two or more brain diseases associated with Alzheimer’s and vascular damage. The study also found that Alzheimer’s was the most common disease and rarely occurred alone.
Similarly, vascular dementia only occurs alone in about 5 to 10 percent of people diagnosed with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Institute for Dementia Research & Prevention estimates that Alzheimer’s disease accounts for up to 70 percent of dementia cases in older adults while vascular dementia makes up the majority of remaining dementia cases.
Researchers at the institute predict the number of people with dementia to increase due to the growing population of older adults in the United States. The Institute estimates 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men over 55 will develop dementia in their lifetime.
With more older adults expected to develop dementia, including mixed dementia, more seniors will be in need of caregivers to help them manage their daily activities and personal care.
Vascular Dementia Brings on Caregiving Stress
Whether a senior has vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, caring for an older adult with any type of dementia is challenging and stressful on family members.
Some areas have adult day care programs for families to bring their loved ones. These programs allow family caregivers to rest while their loved one is supervised by someone at the center. While older adults may visit the center initially, they may later resist going to the program and prefer to stay at home.
When caregiving stress becomes overwhelming, family members may choose to place their loved one in a long-term care residence with a unit designed specifically for people with dementia.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities provide skilled care around-the-clock but this does not mean that seniors receive the personal attention needed by someone with dementia. In some cases, the health of seniors with dementia can decline after moving into an unfamiliar environment to live among strangers.
Creating a supportive environment in a senior’s own home and providing personalized services can go a long way in helping an older adult with vascular dementia.
About FCP Live-In And Our Vascular Dementia Care Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Vascular Dementia Care services since 1997. Our live-in Vascular Dementia Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Vascular 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 Vascular Dementia Care services contact FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.