Autumn Leaves

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

Empathetic support and specialized services for individuals living with dementia, fostering comfort, engagement, and well-being.

What is Alzheimer's care

Alzheimer’s care involves attending to the medical and non-medical needs of people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, which frequently calls for 24-hour monitoring and care.

What are 3 causes of Alzheimer's?

Age-related brain alterations, in addition to genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, are probably part of the cause. Each factor has a different level of significance in either increasing or decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

What is the best care for Alzheimer's?

Allow people to maintain as much autonomy as possible over their lives. Respect their personal space and include quiet periods and stimulating activities in your everyday schedule. Fill the living area with sentimental items and pictures to give the resident a sense of comfort and familiarity.

10 Ways to Help a Family Living with Alzheimer’s

Offer Emotional Support: Show empathy by listening to family members who are struggling emotionally with Alzheimer’s and by being a supportive shoulder for them to fall on.

Assist with Daily Tasks: Assist with everyday tasks such as food planning, grocery shopping, and housework to lighten the family’s daily load.

Provide Respite Care:Offer to take up the caring responsibilities for a few hours so that family members may take a breather and pay attention to their own needs. This is known as respite care.

Educate yourself: To better comprehend Alzheimer’s and provide knowledgeable support, educate yourself about the disease. Acquiring knowledge can strengthen the impacted family as well as you.

Be Patient:Alzheimer’s can be difficult; perseverance is essential. Give yourself some time and patience, especially if you’re feeling confused or frustrated.

Create Memory Aids: Assist in creating reminders or memory aids, such as calendars or labelled drawers, to help manage daily routines.

Encourage Social Interaction: Encourage social interactions for the Alzheimer’s patient and their loved ones. Being socially active is essential for emotional health.

Suggest Support Groups: Encourage family members to join Alzheimer’s support groups so they can meet people going through similar things, exchange stories, and learn important lessons.

Financial Assistance: Help with money issues or put the family in touch with services that can cover the cost of Alzheimer’s care.

Respect Individual Needs: Every household has a different scenario. Adapt your support to suit their needs and preferences, showing respect for them. 

How to prevent Alzheimer?

While there is no surefire way to stop Alzheimer’s, there are lifestyle decisions and practices that can improve brain health and lower the likelihood of getting the illness. The following are some broad suggestions:

  • Stay Mentally Active:Take up mentally taxing hobbies like reading, solving puzzles, or picking up new skills. Cognitive function can be supported by mental stimulation.
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet: Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet that is high in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fats. A diet high in heart-healthy foods may also have positive effects on the brain, according to some data.
  • Exercise regularly: There is evidence that physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive deterioration. For general health, try to incorporate both strength training and aerobic activity.
  • Get Quality Sleep: Make proper sleep hygiene a priority and strive for 7–9 hours of restful sleep every night. Sleep is essential for healthy brain development and general well-being.
  • Manage Chronic Conditions: Manage and keep an eye on health issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. If these disorders are not treated, they may affect brain function.
  • Socialize: Continue to engage in social activities and keep close relationships with friends and family. Participating in social activities is linked to a decreased chance of cognitive aging.
  • Limit Alcohol Consumption: It is typically advised to use alcohol in moderation for overall health. Drinking too much alcohol can have negative consequences for the brain.
  • Don’t Smoke: There is evidence connecting smoking to a higher risk of cognitive deterioration. The benefits of quitting smoking extend to mental health as well as general health.
  • Protect Your Head: Take precautions to avoid head trauma since there is evidence that traumatic brain damage is associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Continued Learning: Maintaining an intellectual curiosity and a lifelong learning process may be beneficial to brain health. Think about enrolling in educational programs or doing mentally stimulating hobbies.

The goal of Autumn Leaves Care Kolkata is to offer expert and caring Alzheimer’s care. Their strategy is focused on providing individualized attention and support while focusing on creating spaces that have a homey feel. Well-trained employees provide a sense of security and wellbeing by being aware of the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s. Innovative programs and activities are incorporated into Autumn Leaves’ care to stimulate cognitive abilities and improve overall quality of life. They place a strong emphasis on respect and decency, and their dedication goes beyond symptom management to foster deep connections. Autumn Leaves Care is committed to providing residents and their families with steadfast support throughout their journey with Alzheimer’s disease.

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