Alzheimer’s Disease – ADCare Group renders frail care services to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients, general frail care and care to people diagnosed with MS. We also care for post-operative orthopaedic patients.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease, named after the doctor who first described it (Alois Alzheimer), is a physical disease that affects the brain. There are more than 520,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer’s disease. During the course of the disease, proteins build up in the brain to form structures called ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’. This leads to the loss of connections between nerve cells, and eventually to the death of nerve cells and loss of brain tissue. People with Alzheimer’s also have a shortage of some important chemicals in their brain. These chemical messengers help to transmit signals around the brain. When there is a shortage of them, the signals are not transmitted as effectively. As discussed below, current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease can help boost the levels of chemical messengers in the brain, which can help with some of the symptoms. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. This means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop. They also become more severe. (Source Alzheimer’s Disease Society)
ADCare Group frail care centers are located in Equestria, Boschkop, Olympus and Zwavelpoort in Pretoria, Hennopsrivier and Centurion and Kensington, Florida North and Glenzicht in Johannesburg.
These facilities are for day care, short term overnight and long term permanent abode with full frail care.
What we do
- All meals & nutritional requirements
- Administering of medicine
- Prevention of bedsores, pressure points
- All laundry
- Mobility exercises
- Daily activities
- Music & art therapy
- Manicure & podiatry requirements
- Hair care
- Occupational therapy
- General hygiene
- Assistance with ablutions.
- Micro bus with PTL for day excursions
Our facilities provide for daily hygiene routines, dressing and grooming assistance. We ensure urgent ambulation and transfer assistance should any medical emergencies arise. Daily housekeeping and a personal laundry service is also provided.
Three delicious, nutritional meals as well as in-between-snacks are given daily. Doctor prescribed special diets are also accommodated. A Hospice Care Program for End of Life Care is also available for patients too frail to support themselves. Medication is managed and monitored at all times to ensure that the patient maintains their health.
We provide a homely, loving environment where the resident can feel comfortable and accepted. We practice patience and consideration through building a level of trust and companionship.
Music therapy plays an integral part in our care giving as scientific studies have proven that major improvements in cognitive and memory recognition. We are firm believers that music is the key to the soul, no matter what your age, denomination or stature.
Prior to admission, a doctor/neurologist completes a full physical and emotional assessment of the patient in order to determine what his or her level of care needs will be. Click here to download the Admission Pack. You can contact our Placement Care Specialist on 082 854 2670.