Caring for Seniors with Lewy Body Dementia

By caring for seniors who have been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, Visiting Angels helps seniors get the support they need to remain comfortable at home in Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach, Jupiter and surrounding Florida communities 

Seniors who have been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia will eventually require around-the-clock care as the disease progresses. It’s not easy to see a loved one’s well-being get worse while suffering from dementia, nor is it easy to find the right care option. Many families choose to move loved ones into an assisted living facility. However, the unfamiliar surroundings can actually worsen their quality of life.

For many seniors with Lewy Body Dementia, in-home care is usually the best option. But many family caregivers are unprepared to deal with dementia symptoms while caring for senior loved ones.

That’s why Visiting Angels Palm Beach Gardens provides quality senior care for those affected by Lewy Body Dementia. We can refer a caregiver who can help your loved one manage their symptoms and assist with everyday tasks. By caring for seniors who have this disease, we make sure they have the support they need to live out their golden years in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy Body Dementia is the second most common form of degenerative dementia, affecting 1.4 million Americans. This disease is caused by smooth, round clumps of protein in the nerve cells of affected parts in the brain, also known as Lewy bodies. This disease, like many other forms of dementia, is progressive, meaning your loved one’s symptoms will get worse over time, causing them to need an advanced level of care.

Common symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia include:

  • Short and long-term memory loss
  • Loss of executive function
  • Confusion and agitation
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Mobility issues such as tremors and slowed movement
  • Decreased regulation of bodily functions, including blood pressure, digestion and sweating
  • Difficulties sleeping, including physically acting out dreams
  • Disorganized speech

How Caring for Seniors with Lewy Body Dementia Improves Their Well-Being

Although there are methods to treat individual symptoms, Lewy Body Dementia currently has no cure. If your loved one has been diagnosed, it’s essential that they receive some form of professional care, especially as the disease progresses.

At Visiting Angels Palm Beach Gardens, we’ve been caring for seniors with Lewy Body Dementia throughout Palm Beach County for many years. The caregivers we refer have the experience, knowledge and compassion to deliver quality in-home care for our clients. Not only do we assist with personal care tasks, but we can also help your loved one stay safe, help them manage their symptoms and make sure they remain comfortable for years to come.

Our senior care services for older adults with Lewy Body Dementia include:

When caring for seniors with Lewy Body Dementia, we also provide ongoing monitoring. That way, we can keep you updated if your loved one’s needs change or we believe their disease is starting to progress. That way, you can have a second pair of eyes and ears on your loved one and peace of mind knowing they’re in capable hands.

To learn more about our in-home care services for seniors with Lewy Body Dementia, contact our Palm Beach Gardens, FL office today.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.