Individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and advanced dementia often cannot report their symptoms—leaving them untreated and vulnerable to muscular and psychological pain and various other symptoms. This can cause strain on dementia patients and their families as they try to handle all the setbacks—physical and emotional—that come with this disease.
Those coping with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of end of life dementia face a challenging journey. Memory loss, confusion and difficulty making decisions are progressive over time often with losing basic control over the body eventually adding to these challenges. Coping with this disease can be frustrating, stressful, and lonely—especially for dementia caregivers. Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care provides unique care to those individuals caring for loved ones with advanced dementia.
The Palladium team is trained in providing dementia related care and can help families cope with confusion, irritability and personality changes that possibly create distressing family dynamics.
We assess and treat dementia related symptoms such as anxiety, trouble sleeping and depression while supporting any coexisting conditions. We can help families establish daily routines, recognize what triggers troubling behavior, and recognize signs of distress.
Palladium is focused on improving quality of life for both dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Using established methodology to determine signs of discomfort when patients are no longer able to verbalize, we focus on ensuring the patient is comfortable and free of pain even when they are no longer able to communicate their needs. We also offer treatment of depression related symptoms including Sundowners, anxiety and frequent UTIs. Our patient and family-centered care anticipates and manages needs early.
Help For Dementia Caregivers
Our care also provides significant support to family caregivers. Your wellbeing and your confidence in the care you provide are also our focus. Our respite care services give family caregivers a much needed break while providing expert care for your loved one. We also know that navigating medical terminology, medical jargon and numerous specialists can seem overwhelming. Our dedicated supportive care team will educate you about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the disease process, and what to expect. We’ll give you the knowledge you need to feel empowered vs overwhelmed.
Signs It May Be Time For Hospice or Supportive Care
It may be time to consider Palladium if your loved one shows any of the following signs:
- Continual weight loss
- Needs help to sit up, eat, getting dressed and grooming themselves
- Unable to walk without assistance or bed-bound
- Shows signs of severe anxiety
Helping Determine When Hospice is the Right Choice
It can be difficult to determine when hospice or supportive care may be the best option. Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care can help determine if our care is appropriate.
For an at-home assessment, support, resources, or answers, call the supportive care team at Palladium at (888) 502-4646.