Posted by: encinoinhomecare | April 23, 2016

Encino In-Home Support for Amnesia, a.k.a. “Amnestic Syndrome”

a-1 home care altadena elder careIn movies and television, you’ve probably seen many scenes in which a hospital patient wakes up from a temporary stupor, forgetting who he is, where he is or how he got there.  To the chagrin of his loved ones, he doesn’t remember their names either, but in due time he regains his memory and is able to resume a normal life.  Contrary to popular thought, amnesia, also known as “amnestic syndrome,” does not cause loss of self-identity.  Patients with amnesia are quite lucid with regard to their own identity, but they suffer memory loss regard to retaining new information and forming new memories.  Unlike transient global amnesia, amnestic syndrome is permanent, and if it’s severe enough, it requires 24-hour supervision and assistance with daily activities.  A-1 Home Care in Encino provides short-term and long-term in-home care for individuals with varying degrees of cognitive impairment.

 

Amnesia’s Effect on Daily Living

If your loved one’s amnesia is severe enough, it will take a toll on multiple facets of his life, such as problems at work, school, or social settings.  In extreme cases, some families have admitted their loved ones to extended care facilities if they pose as a danger to themselves.  A-1 Home Care in Encino makes it possible for your loved one to stay at home with you while coping with the effects of amnestic syndrome.  Our 24-hour caregivers will assist with memory training techniques, such as retraining your family member to use a smart phone or tablet to remember events, medication intake, and more.  If your parent, sibling, child, or spouse enjoys board games, playing chess will improve your loved one’s memory exponentially.  There’s extensive research on the mental benefits of playing chess, from preventing Alzheimer’s to raising IQ scores in school children.  We will match our live-in caregivers with your loved one’s personality and level of need to optimize the outcome of 24-hour in-home care.

About A-1 Home Care in Encino

For 25 years, A-1 Home Care’s unwavering efforts to improve the lives of seniors and their families have borne fruits of steadfast loyalty in their hearts.  Thanks to our cream-of-the-crop caregivers in Encino and surrounding towns, seniors get to enhance their lives with meaningful, compassionate and skilled in-home care.  A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency providing non-medical 24-hour services.  In a joint effort with local hospitals and clinics in your area, we work hard to provide you the best elder care possible in Southern California.  You can finance in-home care with our reasonable rates and terms; A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

 

For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit our website www.encinoinhomecare.com for more information!  Caregiving services are also available in Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Glendale, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Van Nuys, Tarzana, Northridge, Reseda and other neighboring communities. 

 

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