Currently, over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be exhausting and often overwhelming. In fact, 60% of caregivers rate the emotional stress as high or very high. That’s why we developed our innovative and compassionate Memory Care program that offers solutions to the challenges you and your loved ones face.
Most people have heard of dementia, but they might not understand how the disease affects the patient’s mind and body. Understanding why patients do what they do helps us design effective interventions to meet the unique needs of patients with memory loss, as well as their families.
People who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s may experience depression, anxiety, irritability and repetitive behaviors. As the disease progresses, other changes may occur, including sleep changes, physical and verbal outbursts, and wandering. These behavioral changes can be distressing for family members. Our Memory Care program helps you understand what behaviors are common during this stage and what you can do to help your loved one.
We help caregivers find ways, not typically thought of, to manage medications, challenging behaviors and basic daily activities like eating and bathing. With this program you have access to our specially-trained employees and support from our program coordinator, as well as comprehensive physical and cognitive evaluations for the patient. By teaching you these tools, you and your family can have a better understanding of how to take care of your loved one at home.
This disease affects the entire family. There will be continuing changes and challenges, and Oxford will be there to provide solutions.
Contact one of our Care Coordinators today to find out how our specially-trained experts can help your loved one remain at home with our Memory Care program.