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Alzheimer’s Home Care Benefits for Veterans

By Debbie Humphrey

Our nation’s Veterans are a special breed. It takes patriotism, courage, strength, and incredible physical, mental and emotional fortitude to endure the dangerous conditions many of them have faced when deployed to fight battles overseas.

We’ve seen with our own eyes the detrimental effects of war on the physically wounded, and sadly, we know the mental debilitation that goes along with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]. When these maladies are combined with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, a complex burden is placed on loved ones committed to caring for their family’s American hero.

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs says, Dementia and Alzheimer’s home care benefits are available to Veterans, depending upon the patient’s needs. This can include, but is not limited to, respite care, personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, companionship, meal preparation, transportation, and so much more. “Caregiver support is an essential part of all of these services.”*

Many times, family members experience difficulties when the person they’ve known and loved their entire lives no longer remembers them or their shared memories. This can be heartbreaking and overwheming, especially for spouses and children of Alzheimer’s patients.

Non-family caregivers have the skillful capacity to deal with the troubling symptoms that accompany Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia with an incredible level of compassion, while keeping their focus and  emotions in check.

The team of kind-hearted caregivers that comprise Home Helpers are always available to serve those who have sacrificed so much for all of us. For more information about Alzheimer’s home care for the special Veteran in your life, contact Home Helpers to schedule an in-home consultation today. 727-942-2539

In honor of Veterans Day, we offer many thanks to each and every one for his/her service and sacrifice on behalf of us all.