Tag Archives: Dementia Education

Help at home for dementia patients

Elder CareOften when families receive news that an elderly parent or grandparent has Alzheimer’s, one of their first concerns is about where their loved one should live.

Many ponder moving the Alzheimer’s patient to a nursing home or assisted living facility but they worry about how that drastic change may impact their loved one who may already be frail.

Not everyone with Alzheimer’s needs to relocate. When given a choice, elders prefer to live in the comfort of their own home so they can live life at their own pace and on their own schedule, surrounded by the things and people they love.

The good news is that with proper support, care and supervision, people with memory loss illnesses can do just that thanks to home health agencies like Home Attendant Care. They have trained caregivers who are available for everything from occasional check-ins to 24-hour live-in care.

Licensed caregivers help dementia patients with medication monitoring, personal care tasks, safety checks, light housekeeping, cooking, errands, and more.

Aside from that type of daily living assistance, professional caregivers also provide valuable companionship for senior citizens who may be living alone with dementia.

Caregiving for a family member with Alzheimer’s can be rewarding, but it can also be mentally and physically exhausting. If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or if you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and need respite for a few hours, or if 24-hour live-in care is needed, contact Home Attendant Care. We are available as a resource for you!

Our services cover Whatcom, Island, Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish Counties. We work hard every day to help seniors with dementia safely remain in their own home throughout the aging process.

Events Mark National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – several events are planned in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties to educate, honor and remember.

First up is a commemorative candle lighting event organized by Alzheimer Society of Washington (based in Bellingham).  Details and RSVP info are in the flyer below.

Alzheimer Society of Washington National Candle Lighting

Later in November there will be a series of free memory screenings taking place in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties – again sponsored by Alzheimer Society of Washington.  Details for those events are shown below.


Concerned about memory problems for yourself or a loved one?  Take action by taking advantage of these free, confidential memory screenings.

Tuesday, November 19th

10:30 am – noon at Regency at Whidbey, 1040 SW Kimball Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

10:30 am – noon at Church of the Assumption:  2116 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Best Western Lakeway Inn:  Lakeway Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98229.

2:00 pm -3:30 pm at Skagit Valley Senior Village:  400 Gilkey Road, Burlington, WA 98233.

Contact ASW with any questions about free dementia memory screenings, 360-671-3316.