Alzheimer's and other Dementia
Most Alzheimer's patients - particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness - can be cared for at home and don't require residential care facilities. In fact, more than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer's patients continue to live in their own home settings. Right at Home's services offer those who suffer from Alzheimer's:
- Familiar frame of reference
- Freedom to move about in a familiar, unrestricted space
- Minimal stress, which can aggravate the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia
- Daily orientation to time, place and people
- Continuity of daily routines and schedules
Alzheimer's Information and Resources
- More than six million people in the U.S. and U.K. are living with Alzheimer's or dementia.
- About one in ten people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's and the disease affects more than 50 percent of people over the age of 85.
- For a great resource on coping with Alzheimer's or dementia in your family, visit the caregiving section of the Alzheimer's Society.