Some Alzheimer's patients - particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness - can be cared for at home and don't require nursing homes or other facilities. In fact, more than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer's patients continue to live in home settings. Right at Home's services offer those who suffer from Alzheimer's:
- Familiar frame of reference
- Freedom to move about in a familiar, unrestricted space
- Minimal stress, which can aggravate the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia
- Daily orientation to time, place and people
- Continuity of daily routines and schedules
Alzheimer's Information and Resources
- More than three hundred thousand people in Australia are living with Alzheimer's or some form of dementia. Read more on How to deal with Alzheimer's as a Carer.
- Alzheimer's can affect anyone, but it is most common after the age of 65.
- Some useful information on Dementia: What is Dementia?; Dementia to Rise; The Impact of caring for a person with Dementia.
- For a great resource on coping with Alzheiner's or dementia in your family, visit the Alzheimer's Australia website.