Living with Dementia
Together, advanced dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affect more than 50 million Americans. The symptoms may be subtle at first, but as the disease progresses, it can become extremely difficult for dementia patients to function independently. Individuals living with advanced dementia often cannot report their symptoms, leaving them untreated and vulnerable to physical pain, psychological pain, and various other symptoms relating to AD.
Those coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia face a challenging journey as memory loss, confusion, and difficulty making decisions become more progressive over time. Families of those living with dementia face a similarly challenging journey as they often struggle alone to care for their loved one.
Help for Dementia Caregivers
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or advanced dementia can be disheartening and frustrating. The uncontrollable and unpredictable nature of dementia can make you feel overwhelmed and helpless. Dealing with distressing symptoms like confusion, wandering, or emotional outbursts can be challenging, especially for a family caregiver. Roze Room provides real support to caregivers. Our extra layer of support brings expert medical care but also the education and resources you need to help you better navigate your caregiving role. You don’t have to face this journey alone. Being a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging but the care you give your loved one can also be a rewarding experience. We’ll do this together so you have the support, answers, and resources that help you and your loved one live a fuller life.
How We Help Advanced Dementia Patients
- Respite care services that give family caregivers a much-needed break while providing expert care for your loved one
- Prevention of hospital stays and unplanned ER visits
- Management of dementia-related symptoms including confusion, sundowners, anxiety, and frequent UTIs
- Education about medication and coping with stress and issues related to the illness
- Whole-person, patient-focused care including physical, social, spiritual, and emotional support
- Patient and caregiver access to a registered nurse 24/7 for symptom management
- Education about the disease process, helping you understand your loved one’s disease and how to prepare for changing needs
- Full support from the Roze Room team including our physicians, nurses, CNAs, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers
People living with advanced dementia are eligible for Roze Room care if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Speaks few intelligible words
- In need of a pureed diet
- Continuing weight loss
- Needs help to sit up, eat, get dressed, and groom themselves
- Unable to walk without assistance or bed-bound
- Shows signs of severe anxiety
If you are a family caregiver and have questions about the management of advanced dementia and how to improve peace of mind and quality of life, we can help.