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Alzheimer’s Care (or Dementia Care)

Care Diagram
Activities of Daily Living
(dressing, personal care)
No Assistance
Comprehensive Assistance
Community Services
(laundry, cleaning, etc.)
None
Many
Overall Health
(physical, emotional)
Generally Poor
Generally Good
Health Services
(medications, nursing care)
None
Skilled Nursing
Community Activities
(social events, outings, golf, etc.)
None Offered
Many Offered
Environment
(personal freedom)
Limited
Independent

Alzheimer’s Care Overview

When a family member receives the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia, the entire family is impacted. It is an emotionally and physically challenging disease for the senior and those who love them.

In the earliest stages of the illness, an older adult might be able to remain in their own home or move in with a loved one. As the disease progresses, however, safety, security, and quality of life might decline. Families often lack the time, skills, and knowledge to manage all the unique needs Alzheimer’s creates.

The senior’s neurologist or primary care physician might suggest a family investigate Alzheimer’s care...Read more >

Financing Alzheimer’s Care

If you are exploring Alzheimer’s care options on behalf of a senior in your life, two questions that probably top your list are how much care will cost and how you will pay for it. It can be confusing to figure out the cost of monthly fees and accepted types of payment.

Average Cost of Memory Care

Memory care, as Alzheimer’s care programs are often called, is usually part of an assisted living community or a nursing home Because this is a specialized type of care, you should expect to spend 20% to 30% more than the monthly fee for a traditional assisted living community or a nursing home...Read more >

Alzheimer’s Care FAQ

We know older adults and their loved ones have many questions about Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s care options, and memory care programs. From costs to symptoms, we think you will find the answers you are seeking here.

Q: Is dementia just a different word for Alzheimer’s disease?

A: It’s easy to see why older adults and their families find these two terms so confusing! They are often used interchangeably. While Alzheimer’s disease is just one type of dementia, it is by far the most common form. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for as much as 80% of all cases of dementia...Read more >

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