Your elderly loved one may be relatively healthy, but Alzheimer's disease and dementia can complicate basic medication compliance, household management and daily routines. Hill Country Care Providers offers Alzheimer's Home Care in Austin, Texas to ensure that your loved one remains safe and healthy in the comfort of his or her own home.
What is Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's disease (commonly misspelled as Alzheimers without an apostrophe) is the most common form of dementia, a condition that includes loss of memory and other cognitive abilities. The disease accounts for more than two-thirds of all dementia cases, and it generally affects people over the age of 65. It is named for Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who first characterized in 1906 the visible changes in brain cells of patients with severe dementia. Disease progress is very gradual, worsening over time until it interferes with a patient's daily routines. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are treatments to slow the disease progress.
Many families don't realize their loved one needs Alzheimer's home care until late in the disease progression, and coping with dementia as a family member or caregiver can be a daunting task. In addition to our care services for Austin, Texas patients, there are a number of resources available to help you and your loved one. See our Understanding Alzheimer's Disease pages to learn the basics of the disease and things you can do to engage a patient with the disease. Also, find out more about in-home care on our Helpful Organizations page.
Our highly professional caregivers make your loved one’s life – and your life – easier and more enjoyable. If you have reached the phase of life where your elderly loved one requires Alzheimer's Home Care in Austin, Texas, please contact Hill Country Care Providers for a free consultation.