It’s hard to pinpoint one cause of dementia, as there are many causes and various types of dementia. The most common form is Alzheimer’s, which is present in 50-80% of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month (of June), A-1 Home Care in Burbank will examine the main cause of Alzheimer’s (ALZ) and present a solution for your elderly loved ones.
Build-Up of Plaque in the Brain
Who knew that plaque could build up in your brain as well as your teeth? Of course, we’re not talking about the same type of plaque. Researchers have found that the build-up of amyloid plaques, which are clumps of protein in the brain, is the most common denominator among patients with Alzheimer’s. When the brain fails to filter out amyloid plaques normally, the proteins start to stick together and form clumps, leading to Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes. It’s very interesting to note the link between stress, amyloid plaques, and Alzheimer’s. When you are under stress or pressure, your brain tends to release more amyloid plaques (also known as beta-amyloid). If you’re older, your brain may not filter out as much amyloid proteins as it should, so stress speeds up the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults and seniors.
Home Care Solution for Seniors with Alzheimer’s
For families in Burbank, A-1 Home Care provides excellent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care for their elderly loved ones. No matter what stage of dementia your loved one has, A-1 Home Care has an affordable solution for you. Live-in and live-out care services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Prescription pick-ups
- Assistance with paying bills
- Companion Care
- Personal Care
Whether you are new to A-1 Home Care or are already an existing client, our live operators are on stand-by 24 hours a day to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. You never have to worry about getting an answering machine! Our care managers will walk you through the process and establish an in-home care plan that’s right for your elderly loved ones.
For quality in-home care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for more details about services in surrounding areas like Glendale, Glendora, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Arcadia and Covina.