FC CAREPARTNERS are
and dynamic. As motivated professionals, they enter our program with the hopes of becoming life long learners in
the field of home health care.
fC Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
5.2 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease, although highly prevalent, is not considered a normal part of aging. This progressive disease is the most common form of dementia; a general term for loss of memory and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with everyday life.
Receiving an Alzheimer's diagnosis is not easy. It is normal to feel sadness, fear, and
even panic after receiving news of your own or a loved one's diagnosis. We have found that the best way to regain control is to learn about "symptoms and support." If you are currently living with AD, or you are a supporting family member, after a little bit of research, you will realize that your life is far from over. When your loved one is supported with the right amount of care for their current stage of Alzheimer's, they will be able to utilize their abilities at their highest capacity.
When you identify current symptoms and future manifestations of AD, you will be able to react with purpose. As you face your diagnosis and begin to fight back, we are here for you. "Fighting back" does not mean that you are attempting to remind your loved one of times, dates, and things you believe they should remember. It means that you are adopting the right therapies and helping your loved one live a content lifestyle. If you would like to understand how we approach Alzheimer's as a professional family, please read Joanne Koenig Coste's book called: "Learning to Speak Alzheimer's." Every CAREPARTNER that is employed by FamilyCARES! reads this book as part of their training. When we provide care for our clients with Alzheimer's, we make sure their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs are being met.
Paul, our founder, keeps an open line at all times to receive your questions,
concerns, and thoughts. Sometimes its nice to just know someone is just a phone call
away 24-hours a day. He always answers, and is always ready to support you as you prepare your schedule for services.
After learning how this disease will continue to affect your loved one, you can begin to identify the exact amount of support required for your family. It is important to understand that everyone's experience with Alzheimer's is different, no two cases are exactly alike. The brain is a very personal and complex organ that will show symptoms of AD randomly. The most predictable part of Alzheimer's is the unpredictability. Due to this undeniable characteristic, it is important to provide adequate amounts of living support for your loved one.
When the right amount of support is in place for your family, the power returns to you.
You learn about current treatments that can potentially slow the progression of AD, you learn that CAREPARTNERS are trained to provide proper care to clients living with Alzheimer's, and you learn that you are never alone. If you are planning on caring for your loved one yourself, keep in mind that you are welcome to use FamilyCARES! as a free consultant; we are happy to answer your questions at any time.
Learn more about the FamilyCARES! way!