Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Cognitive Change Support for Seniors and Their Families in Middlesex, Northern Monmouth and Mercer Counties
As a family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or cognitive change, you shoulder a particularly heavy burden. Helping your loved one continue their typical daily routine is key to maintaining their quality of life. However, this can be physically and emotionally challenging while fulfilling job duties or caring for other family members. You are not alone.
- Over 47.5 million people in the U.S. live with some form of dementia.
- Alzheimer’s disease has been diagnosed in 4.5 million people in the U.S.
- About one in 10 people over age 65 has Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia affects up to 50 percent of people over age 85.
Most people who have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia—particularly those in the early and middle stages—can be cared for at home rather than at nursing homes or other facilities. In fact, more than half of those who have Alzheimer's continue to live in home settings and 80 to 90 percent rely on family and friends for care.
Providing support and specialized nonmedical home care for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia or cognitive change is one of the most positive ways you can help your loved one during this difficult journey. This can feel overwhelming, but Right at Home is here to help with educational resources and professional caregiving services when you need them.
Educational Resources for Family Caregivers
A Guide for Those Supporting Loved Ones With Dementia or Cognitive Change
Right at Home has created a "Guide for Those Supporting Loved Ones With Dementia or Cognitive Change." This is a resource for family caregivers like you to help you better understand:
- The impact of dementia or cognitive change on families.
- Techniques for caring for a loved one with dementia or cognitive change.
- How to maintain your personal well-being as a family caregiver.
Educational Video Series: Caring for a Loved One With Dementia or Cognitive Change
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's a series of symptoms that can impact a person's ability to think, recall, communicate and complete daily activities. Watch this video series to learn care and communication techniques that can help you address these symptoms when caring for your loved one.
Professional Caregiving Services
Once you determine you need outside help, whether temporary respite assistance or a plan for ongoing support, Right at Home can assess the needs of your loved one and your family to create a person-centered care plan that fits the unique circumstances of your family. Right at Home’s custom care plans ensure all interactions:
- Focus on ability, not disability.
- Pay attention to nutrition.
- Help with well-being.
- Support perception and safety.
- Assist with recognition and orientation.
- Keep communication flowing in relationships and within families.
We offer caregiving services for almost any family in practically any situation, and we are trained to recognize changes in your loved one’s behavior. We’re committed to providing the care that’s right for your loved one.Our Smash Out Alzheimer's Foundation