Do You Know Enough About Alzheimer’s? Here Are Five Facts

With many Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to understand the facts in order to properly care for clients. And Senior Helpers is here to help you with that.


Senior Helpers has a proven track record of offering excellent training and support to franchisees, so the caretakers they employ can properly care for patients with Alzheimer’s and other diseases. We offer a comprehensive approach to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.


Your patients are never without the help they need, which is why we provide all the training and support you might need to provide the necessary care. Continue reading to learn more about Alzheimer’s and how Senior Helpers gives our franchisees help and support from the very beginning.


Alzheimer’s: What It Is

People with Alzheimer’s are dealing with “a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks,” according to ALZ.org.


At Senior Helpers, we use the Senior Gems method to help those dealing with these issues to thrive in what they can do, and not focus on the negatives of their inabilities. This approach helps our patients feel more independent and better able to perform daily tasks to give them a more purposeful life at home.


As a franchisee of Senior Helpers, you will receive the training and support needed to help give your patients the necessary independence they can’t live without.


Alzheimer’s: When Do You Get It?

The disease is linked to aging, and according to ALZ.org, that is the number one risk factor. However, not all people with the disease are over 65 years old. According to ALZ.org, there are roughly 200,000 people under 65 years old with the disease.


In other words, there’s no definitive age for when someone starts to show the signs of Alzheimer’s, which makes it important to understand those symptoms using tools such as the Senior Gems program at Senior Helpers. When you become a Senior Helpers franchisee, you’ll learn more about our Senior Gems program and what types of things to look for in your patients who are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia.


Alzheimer’s: Know the Symptoms

In order to properly understand the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, ALZ.org has 10 early signs to look out for. Those signs include disruptive memory loss, struggling to plan or solve things, issues with familiar tasks, time or place confusion, struggles with spatial relationships, new problems with words, losing track of things, lapse in judgment, lack of involvement in social activities, and mood changes.


The Senior Gems method allows Senior Helpers’ caregivers to identify the symptoms early on in order to give patients the best possible treatment.


Alzheimer’s: Treatment Options

Once you understand what Alzheimer’s is, the symptoms, and how you get it, the next step is to know what comes next in order to give patients the best care possible.


While there is no cure for the disease, there are ways to treat the symptoms, using such techniques as the Senior Gems method. Treating those symptoms can help improve the quality of life for all involved, and that’s something Senior Helpers is here to help our clients with. We want to give our clients the most amount of independence as we can, and that’s made possible with our Senior Gems approach that all franchisees will be trained on.


For more information on franchising/Alzheimer’s/beginning your journey with Senior Helpers, be sure to download your FREE copy of our downloadable in the side column and contact us today to speak with a representative.


This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Currently, SH Franchising, LLC is not registered in the following states: RI and SD. We cannot offer a franchise in these states until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements. SH Franchising, LLC is the franchisor and is currently headquartered at 1966 Greenspring Drive, Suite 507, Timonium, MD 21093.