Alzheimer's Care Naperville

At Golden Elders Adult Day Care we are experts in caring for patients that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, 98 percent of our care recipients over the past 5 years have been in different stages of the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is classified into 3 main stages; mild, moderate and severe and we can provide care for seniors suffering from each stage of Alzheimer’s including severe cases.

Warning Signs and Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are the designated caregiver for your aging parent or parents, it is important to be able to recognize the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The first possible symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss. Short-term memory loss is not a sure sign of the disease, but if the memory problems persist to the point where daily lives and routines are interrupted, then they most likely indicate Alzheimer’s disease. This memory loss will develop further until the patient is unable to complete tasks or even solve simple problems that are part of everyday living.

Another warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease is behavioral changes that include negative mood or emotional changes, anxiety, depression, or psychotic outbursts brought on by a general state of confusion. Those that suffer from moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease often get confused in regards to their current time and place which interrupts how they relate to their environment. This state of confusion gets worse as the disease progresses and may result in negative mood changes, anxiety, depression, or psychotic outbursts that could make communicating with them much more difficult.

Caring for Alzheimer’s Disease

When caring for a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it is important for the caregiver to understand that any negative behavior is a result of the disease. Caregivers should also be flexible and validating in their care and be aware of redirection techniques to help manage their behavior. At Golden Elders, our staff is trained and experienced to care for patients in all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and our background in psychology helps us recognize and respond to mood changes.

Alzheimer’s Disease Care Services

Our staff provides the following services for Alzheimer’s patients:

  • Over five years of experience with dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Special training in the stages and progression of Alzheimer’s: members of our staff have taken week-long courses at the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Experience caring for patients with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia.
  • Memory care including a memory-enhancing program.
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) such as eating, walking, toileting, and continence.
  • Psychologist and bi-lingual (Spanish) CNA on staff.

Give us a call, we’d love to help! We look forward to meeting you!

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