Joplin, MO Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

At Cornerstone, our caregivers are trained to deal compassionately, effectively and patiently with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.  When your loved one’s memory begins to fade, we’ll be there to help them function through the various stages of these degenerative conditions.

“I was nervous about finding the right caregiver for my aging mother, but after one conversation with Cornerstone, I was sold!”

Jeanne
Senior man sitting and thinking

Dementia is a degenerative brain disease that appears later in life, at more advanced ages. About 1 in 6 people over 80 experience dementia. Alzheimer’s is one well-known form of this devastating progression of memory loss, confusion, poor judgement, and irregular personality or mood changes.

caregiver reminding senior of something she forgot

The ramifications of dementia for the elderly and their families are extensive and challenging to manage. Although symptoms vary, memory loss is proven to be an initial symptom of this cognitive digression. Social withdrawal can also be an effect of these distressing life changes. As time goes on their ability to handle basic physical tasks like maintaining hygiene can also suffer.

caregiver working a puzzle with a senior

Cornerstone Caregiving lessens potential loneliness and isolation with trained Caregivers that understand your loved one’s unique circumstances. They are well-informed in the specifics of Dementia and Alzheimers, and equipped to assist with these care needs. Our Caregivers provide a safe space for your loved one to adapt with dignity through these difficult times. This could look like medicine reminders, puzzles for cognitive exercise, or activities as simple as patiently listening to your loved one’s thoughts or memories.

Practical Care

Here are a few examples of how we help seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Safety
We’ll stay nearby to make sure they don’t wander off or leave the burner on.
Reminders
We will patiently answer their questions, reminding them what’s going on and what’s coming up next.
Meals & Medicine
We will make sure they remember to eat and take their medicines.
Cognitive Activities
Exercises like puzzles and art can help their mental function and spirits.
Listening
If they want to tell that same story again, we’ll be happy to hear it again to connect with them.

“The compassion, love, care and concern you or your loved ones will be treated with from Cornerstone is such a blessing! They will treat you like family and are built on integrity, their faith and love, and desire to provide you the best possible care!”

Sara

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Cornerstone Caregiving
1412 S Joplin Ave
Joplin, MO 64801
Get Directions  •  417-408-8665