Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Caregivers for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients Face Special Challenges


Having a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or dementia can be overwhelming. Just thinking about the caregiving road ahead may fill you with fear and uncertainty.

As you come to grips with an Alzheimer’s or other dementia diagnosis, you may be dealing with a whole range of emotions and concerns, along with your loved one. You’ll no doubt be worried about how they will change as their prognosis progresses, how you’ll keep him or her comfortable, and how much your life will change along with theirs. 

Your loved one will likely be experiencing symptoms in stages; they may be experiencing grief, shock, forgetfulness, anger, agitation, or sundowning. Adjusting to this new reality is not easy, and it is important to give yourself some time to adjust to your new circumstances and to reach out for help. The more support you have, the better you will be able to help your loved one.

Each day may bring different challenges. Learning about Alzheimer’s and dementia can help you understand and cope with these challenges. It is important to note that you are not alone in caring for the AD or dementia patient. Whether you need information about caregiving for the early, middle, and late stages of Alzheimer’s, or you need supplementary or full-time care for your loved one with AD or dementia, IncrediCare is here to help. 

At IncrediCare, our staff is trained to provide exceptional care for our clients that have dementia. We take steps to keep our clients engaged in mind, body, and spirit by keeping the body active through low-impact exercises, stimulating the mind with exercises to prompt memory, and performing meaningful activities. 

Sundowning can be a difficult reality of dementia. Our staff is well-versed on monitoring for signs and symptoms of sundowning and is trained in how to deal with this situation.

Our Unique Care Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care


While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there is care. At IncrediCare, we believe the right care approach can help your loved one maintain a high quality of life even in the face of memory loss. 

Staying in the familiar surroundings of home can help seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia feel safe and loved. Having a general daily routine in Alzheimer’s and dementia care helps caregiving run smoothly and provides a sense of consistency to the dementia patient.

Our unique approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care:

  • Helps your loved one remain safe and calm at home
  • Encourages engagement
  • Provides nutritious meals
  • Creates social interaction
  • Provides mind-stimulating activities
  • Helps minimize changing behavioral and cognitive symptoms
  • Honors who the patient was earlier in life
  • Supports the family

While caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease and dementia can be a challenging journey, the more information, resources, and support you have, the better you can navigate the road ahead and determine the long-term care options that are best suited for you and your loved one. 

For more information on how to help those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, call IncrediCare at (703) 272-8838. We will help make the process easier and ease your anxiety.