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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care in the Comfort of Home

with Dementia Care Specialists

Caring for someone with dementia can feel challenging, but with ComForCare, your loved one can get the support they need in the comfort of their own home. Our caregivers provide flexible, person-centered, in-home care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Browse our resources to find more information, or speak with us anytime by calling (800) 886-4044.

What is Dementia Care?

The simple answer is in the name, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. A better place to start is by asking: what is dementia?

Dementia is a term for a symptom with a variety of ways of manifesting. It’s often used as an interchangeable term for “memory issues” but that’s just one aspect of dementia. It can behave in different ways depending on the person, how their dementia actually affects behavior, the source of the dementia, and what type of dementia they have. The four most common types are:

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD): This happens when a disease damages the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. This manifests most commonly as issues with memory, thinking, and language. It can also create significant changes in mood, emotions, and behaviour. If you’ve ever heard someone say that a family member “became a different person” due to dementia, this type is the most likely reason.

Alzheimer’s Disease: This has a lot of symptoms in common with FTD—hearing and sight difficulties are unique to Alzheimer’s—but differs in that it is from one specific disease. It causes buildup of the compounds amyloid and tau in the brain which form plaques and inhibit functioning. Depending on how advanced the disease is, visiting care could be the best answer.

Vascular Dementia: This comes from circulatory issues in the brain which will cause areas to become damaged. It most typically manifests as issues with executive functioning, problem solving, completing tasks involving multiple steps, speed of thought, and concentration. It also can manifest as issues with memory and language.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB): This is from a disease that produces Lewy bodies, which are small clumps of proteins that appear in the brain. These clumps block important neurotransmitters and can break connections between nerves. It shares symptoms with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and is often misdiagnosed as one of the two. Someone with this could benefit from specialist dementia care at home.

To come back to the original question. Dementia care is health care services given by professionals that understand these nuances and how to best treat a person experiencing these symptoms.

Can a Dementia Patient Be Cared for At Home?

Yes, absolutely! Within reason, of course. Certain forms of dementia may be too advanced in their disease progression to make it safe for someone to be left alone for long periods of time. In this case, most kinds of in-home care may not be suited to a dementia sufferer’s needs, unless you’re looking for 24-hour, live-in care. In this case,  at-home care can still be viable. Even then, it will depend on the level medical intervention someone with dementia will need to lead their healthiest life.

Why Trust ComForCare for Dementia Home Care?

Aside from over 20 years of experience in home care since our founding in 1996, we ensure that all of our care professionals working with adults with dementia go through our tailor-made, in-house DementiaWise® Training Program. We are proud of this educational regimen specifically designed to prepare any partner in care for the unique needs of various kinds of dementia. This program helps support our emphasis on person-centered care—the growing movement in health care that puts a greater emphasis on how health and wellness are highly specific to each person. Additionally, we choose our team members carefully based on their track record in the world of care. If we wouldn’t feel comfortable with someone looking after our loved ones, they don’t make the cut.

Resources for Dementia Care

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In-Home Care for Dementia

People with dementia need specialized, personal care services to lead a safe and healthy life at home. Learn how ComForCare is prepared to provide the best in-home care for your loved one.

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DementiaWise® Training Program

ComForCare’s unique DementiaWise® caregiver training program is supported by Duke University research and has been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association. We not only prioritize taking care of our clients, but creating better days for them, too.

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Dementia FAQs

If your loved one has received an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis, it’s only natural to have questions. Find answers to your questions about in-home dementia care, disease progression, and more.

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Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s disease is a distinct type of dementia that progresses through stages, causing issues with memory, thinking, movement, and behavior. Get more information about caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease here.

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In-Home Care for Alzheimer’s

With in-home care, you and your loved one have the support you need to spend more precious moments together. ComForCare can help people with Alzheimer’s disease safely live at home in familiar surroundings.

Compassionate Home Care for Your Loved One.

Our goal is to help families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia enjoy more great days with one another. Speak with a member of our team today to get personalized support and care recommendations.

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How Do I Know if My Loved One Has Dementia?

Understanding the difference between normal forgetfulness and the early signs of dementia can be difficult. With ComForCare’s free guide, you and your family can gain insight into important topics such as:

  • Recognizing signs of dementia
  • Understanding typical age-related memory and behavior changes
  • What to do if you suspect dementia
  • How to obtain a dementia diagnosis
Get Your Free Guide
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Find Support for Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care

If your loved one is living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or another form of dementia, you need a supportive partner on your side who can help you cope with the changes to come. At ComForCare, our compassionate caregivers are selected for their patience, practical skill, and true passion for helping others live their best lives. We’re ready to become a meaningful part of your loved one’s care team, developing a plan that will enhance each aspect of their daily life. We’re also here to support you, providing guidance, answering questions, and connecting you with resources about home care!

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  • Excellent care given to my loved one. The owner and employees respond to inquiries quickly and resolve matters with care in a timely fashion. Completely satisfied with all aspects of their work. Highly recommend the ComForCare Home Care team. - Lynda F.
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