Dementia- Alzheimer`s

Dementia is one of the conditions that Care Givers Gauteng handle and our care workers are experienced with this illness and how to deal with all stages related with this issue.

More about how to diagnose this illness and the various stages please continue reading as this will shed more information on the symptoms.

Some of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease include lapses in memory and problems with finding the right words. Other symptoms that may develop include

  • Memory problems: For example, forgetting the way home from the shops, or being unable to remember names and places.
  • Mood changes: Particularly as the parts of the brain that control emotion becomes affected by disease. People with dementia may also feel sad, frightened or angry about what is happening to them.
  • Communication problems: For example, a decline in the ability to talk read and write.

Caring for a person that has Dementia

When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them – including their carers, friends and family – need to do everything they can to help the person to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth. I think that this statement speaks for its self and we at Care Givers Gauteng will stand together to implement every aspect of this statement as we would like to think that it’s our priority and not just a job description.