|Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities. As Alzheimer's progresses, individuals may also experience changes in personality and behavior, such as anxiety, suspiciousness or agitation, as well as delusions or hallucinations.
Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's, new treatments are on the horizon as a result of accelerating insight into the biology of the disease. Research has also shown that effective care and support can improve quality of life for individuals and their caregivers over the course of the disease from diagnosis to the end of life.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a group of conditions that all gradually destroy brain cells and lead to progressive decline in mental function. Vascular dementia, another common form, results from reduced blood flow to
||the brain's nerve cells. In some cases, Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia can occur together in a condition called "mixed dementia". Other causes of dementia include frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and Parkinson's disease.
Family Care SF, Inc provides caregivers familiar with the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and capable of providing adequate care. Providing caregivers, who can help such clients with their daily activities and comfort them, is one of Our Specialities.
Alzheimer's Care can range from just Short-Term Care to Live-in/24-hour Care. Typically for early stages of Alzheimer's, clients feel that Hourly or Weekend Care is enough to make them independent at their own home. On the other hand, when the disease is much progressed, clients may need Live-in or Night Care, due to the higher amount of attention needed.