Alzheimer’s &
Dementia Care in Carbondale, PA

For those in Carbondale, Caring at Home provides non-medical Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services in the comfort of your own home.

Caring at Home’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Solutions in Carbondale, PA

Family members and friends of someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia shoulder a particularly heavy burden. Helping to maintain some sort of normalcy is key because the type of care needed is physically and emotionally demanding.

Most Alzheimer’s patients — particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness — can be cared for at home instead of nursing homes and other facilities. More than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients continue to live in home settings. Eighty to ninety percent of these rely on family and friends for care. At Caring At Home we want you to know that you are not alone.

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association:

  • More than 5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • By 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia may grow to a projected 13.8 million.
  • About one in 10 people over age 65 have the disease.
  • Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia affect up to 50 percent of people over the age of 85.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Carbondale

With Caring At Home specialty Alzheimer’s and Dementia home care services in Carbondale, your loved one will receive a customized care regimen that will take into account their environment and special needs, thereby making daily life less difficult and stressful.

Understanding Dementia and the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s is far from the only type of dementia, but it is the most common, and the number of people affected by it is on the rise due to a growing senior population. Women and minorities are the most likely to develop the disease, and one in three seniors, the association states, dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

It’s possible for a loved one to have dementia and not have Alzheimer’s because Alzheimer’s disease is just one form of dementia. Dementia itself is actually a symptom, not a disease. Other types of dementia include Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, short-term memory loss and Carbondale’s or Parkinson’s disease. For all forms of dementia, there is a decline in mental function.

Another common symptom of all forms of dementia is wandering, which can pose great safety risks. Other symptoms are specific to certain types of dementia, such as tremors and other motion function issues that people with Parkinson’s often develop as a result of the disease.

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t progress at a predictable rate. For some people, the symptoms will develop slowly during the course of decades, while for others, the disease can seem to worsen rapidly in just a few years. According to the association, people with Alzheimer’s live four to eight years after diagnosis, but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors.

While Alzheimer’s stages aren’t crisply demarcated — and everyone’s experience with the disease’s progression will be unique — doctors have identified three main stages that most people with the disease experience.

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Caring At Home provides in-home care for seniors. The first step in our process includes a personal assessment with a Care Coordinator at no charge to you. In our meeting, we will thoroughly discuss your care needs, create a care plan and work with you or your loved one to determine how best to meet those requirements.

Whatever your care needs, Caring At Home is there for you, striving to exceed your expectations.

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