Alzheimer's The bumpy road
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Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should:
Ensure the ill persons rests 🛌 , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food.
Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the mask 😷 or face during use and discard it afterward.
Frequently clean hands 🙌 with soap and water or alcohol-based rub, especially:
• after any type of contact with the ill person or their surroundings
• before, during and after preparing food
• before eating
• after using the toilet
Use dedicated dishes 🍽, cups, eating utensils, towels and bedlinens for the ill person. Wash dishes, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedlinens used by the ill person with soap and water.
Identify frequently touched surfaces by the ill person and clean and disinfect them daily.
Call 📞 your health care facility immediately if the ill person worsens or experiences difficulty breathing.
Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should check out our prior post!
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.8 million Americans 65 and older are living with the disease, as of 2020. As more and more of the baby boomer generation reaches that age, the number of Americans with the disease will increase to a projected 7.1 million people by 2025, an increase of nearly 22%. Yet this growth will not be uniform everywhere. In some states, the number of older people Alzheimer’s disease is projected to grow by less than 10%, while in others it is projected to grow by more than 30%.
https://adthemaze.com/AlzheimersByState
With 40 million people thought to suffer from dementia throughout the world and the number due to double in 20 years, there’s no overstating the desperate need for drugs to slow down its progression. https://www.alzheimersthebumpyroad.com/2020/08/alzheimers-disease.html
For caregivers, life is unmanageable. Here is a guide to help.12 Step Guide to Caregiving for those dealing with Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or another progressive disease. https://www.alzheimersthebumpyroad.com/2020/08/12StepGuide.html
It seems impossible to get a daily schedule going, when you are the caregiver for an Alzheimer's or Dementia individual. with persistence one day everything falls into place, and that my friend will give you great satisfaction and peace of mind!
What are ADL'S?
Activities of daily living fall into six categories of basic skills needed to properly care for oneself. Due to varying levels of physical and/or cognitive decline, a senior may be able to complete ADLs safely and independently in some categories but not others. Levels of assistance also vary; seniors may need help ranging from prompting or supervision to total support in order to ensure these basic physical needs are met. This is especially true with individuals with memory care impairments, Alzheimer's Disease, and the various Dementia's.
I'am part of that wonderful activities team, that does the rolling cart ....