Alzheimer's and Dementia

Many clients suffer from Alzheimer's and Dementia. Its very important to understand the signs and symptoms and how to deal with them.

published on February 17, 20141 response 0

What is the greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease?


What is the most noticeable early sign of Alzheimer's disease?

Urinary Incontinence
Violent Behavior

A person with Alzheimer's Disease suddenly becomes incontinent of urine. Should you view this as:

Just another symptom of Alzheimer's disease
A sign that the person you are caring for may be showing signs of a urine infection, other type of infection or a more serious disease

What is our company's mission statement?

To Provide dignified and compassionate care, to our clients and their pets one angel at a time.
Visiting Angels provides living assistance services to be America's Choice in Homecare.
Visiting Angels strives to maintain the independence and dignity of our clients, by ensuring the highest quality service and the most competent caregivers at the most reasonable price, while nurturing a working environment of mutual respect and cooperation.
Providing dignified and compassionate care, to our clients and their families one angel at a time.

Which of these statements is most important to someone with Alzheimer's disease?

A day filled with surprises and spontaneous activities is best for someone with Alzheimer's
Structure and routine helps the person with Alzheimer's feel more in control by reducing anxiety and frustration

If someone with Alzheimer's disease does not appear to understand what you are saying. Should you:

Raise your voice and keep trying to get your message across in different sentences
Get the persons attention by making eye contact and state your message clearly.
write it down on paper so they can read it.

Mr. Smith wants to make himself a sandwich and doesn't want your help. You should:

Stand by, watch closely and help when asked
Tell him to make one for you as well
Insist that you are supposed to fix him his meals

When you have an emergency with your client, you should:

Call the office and not leave a message
Contact the office and not leave a message
Alert the office and not leave a message
All of the above

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of Dementia


Alzheimer's has 3 stages, early, middle and late


If a client refuses to bathe, you should:

Dismiss the bath and let them sit and watch tv
pull them into the bathroom and dump water on them.
Make them sit in the bathroom and not allow them to leave until they are comfortable getting the bath
Give them a lollipop to distract them.

If a client with Alzheimer's tells you to leave early or to run errands for them, you should:

Call the office and speak with someone.
You leave and then call us to let us know that you left once you are out of the clients home so you can leave a message on the payroll voicemail.
You leave.