Dementia Care – Providing Specialized Care for Patients Living with Dementia in Salt Lake City, Provo, South Jordan, Orem, Sandy, Ogden, Bountiful and other Utah communities.
Dementia Care and Support Services – Dementia is an umbrella term under which are the many different diseases that are types of dementia. Dementia describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases.
At LTC@Home, we specialize in providing care for dementia patients, as well as dedicated and trained dementia caregivers. We are familiar with the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias such as Parkinson’s disease, lewy body dementia or frontal temporal dementia.
What we teach our caregivers is that the most important thing to remember in dealing with any form of dementia is to be patient and recognize that what a person with dementia does or says that may be disturbing to family and friends is just part of the disease. All behaviors associated with dementia are not good or bad, they are just a reflection of the disease process and the demented person’s inability to communicate needs.
We use the acronym THINK PEACE when providing our specialized dementia care services. This helps our caregivers remember that our clients communicate their needs even when they can’t speak to us.