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ComForcare Minnetonka Educates Family Caregivers about Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease ComForcare Home Care of Minnetonka is working to spread awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to support family caregivers in the community. Minnetonka, MN May 2013 – ComForcare in Minnetonka is working with families and individuals in their community to share helpful information regarding dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The home care agency is dedicated to improving the independence, dignity, and quality of life for each of their aging patients and their loved ones. ComForcare delivers non-medical home care services for aging clients, including dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Home care providers at ComForcare Minnetonka assist clients dealing with all stages of dementia, including those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is a general syndrome that includes two or more symptoms involving memory, language, personality, thought, behavior, mood, or visual abilities. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s disease is a specific progressive degenerative disease that targets the mind and memory. Generally speaking, Alzheimer’s patients suffer from the loss of neurotransmitters or the development of plaques that interfere with nerve pathways. Currently, medications are available to slow the progression of the disease temporarily, but there is no cure. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are a serious concern for many seniors, and it is important for loved ones to identify symptoms early in order to provide helpful and necessary support. ComForcare Minnetonka shares ten important signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from the Alzheimer’s Association that families, spouses, and friends can watch for including: -

Memory loss that disrupts daily life Changes in mood and personality Challenges in planning or solving problems Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work, or leisure Confusion with time or place Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships New problems with words in speaking or writing Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps Decreased or poor judgment Withdrawal from work or social activities

In addition to educating clients, families, and the community about the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, ComForcare Minnetonka also provides reliable and compassionate home care for individuals suffering from dementia. Home care services are available on a part-time or full-time basis to meet the needs of each client and their family. Alzheimer’s care providers are professionally trained to assist with daily living tasks including personal grooming, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation, and companionship.


About ComForcare Minnetonka ComForcare Minnetonka is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services to people of all ages. The office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those coping with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, managing a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. ComForcare Minnetonka 14550 Excelsior Blvd #203 Minnetonka, MN 55345 (952) 767-1678 http://minneapolissw.comforcare.com


ComForcare Minnetonka Educates Family Caregivers about Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease