The Seattle Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept 20th. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and help fundraise for this terrible disease. Capability Homecare will have a team there this year and we are looking for your support. Please consider joining our team- or donating! If you are interested, click here.
Many of you know that my grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s. Over a short period of time, the disease took over her body and changed her into a stranger.
My family watched as this incredibly friendly, outgoing, social butterfly turned into a shy, frightened and sometimes angry old woman.
Her easy laugh was replaced by tears and her friendly smile was replaced by a look of confusion. She knew something wasn’t right in her brain- but became defensive and angry when she recognized that she couldn’t figure things out.
It was heartbreaking for our family to witness. We tried to be patient, tried to not get frustrated that she asked the same question over and over again, and we tried to calm her fears by keeping things familiar for her.
Eventually, her disease progressed to the point that it was more than we could manage and we needed to find help.
In home care is a great option for someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Being surrounded by things that are familiar and comfortable can help reduce the stress and anxiety caused by memory loss. Capability Homecare offers live in or hourly care to help families keep their loved ones safe at home.
We can help with:
- personal care
- housekeeping/ homemaker services
- meal preparation
- life enrichment
- personal safety
- managing behavior
- ambulation and mobility
- companion care
To find out more about how we can help you or your loved one, call one of our care advisors today-
425 679 5770.