Alzheimer's disease is a dementia of the brain that causes progressive, permanent memory and skill loss. According to the Alzheimer's Association, it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
Alzheimer's primarily strikes those 65 and older, with 1 in 10 Americans over 65 diagnosed with the disease. Today, 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer's, but with the country's aging population, estimates project that number will rise to 14 million by 2050.
Patients in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's lose the ability to carry out even simple daily tasks, including dressing and feeding themselves, and often experience anxiety and confusion. AliMed offers daily living, mobility, and safety aids for Alzheimer's patients that help caregivers provide the highest level of support while allowing patients to maintain their quality of life.
- For patients with a high fall-risk, walkers, canes, and crutches provide safer mobility, while wheelchairs allow reliable and comfortable patient transport.
- Alarms, sensors, and wandering deterrents aid in protecting patients from falls or safeguard confused or disoriented patients from wandering.
- AliMed’s bed safety products include bed rails to help patients get into and out of bed more easily; positioners that provide support, comfort, and proper positioning; and bed bolsters and stuffers, which help to reduce the risk of restless, agitated, or disoriented patients from becoming trapped or entangled in dangerous bed gaps.
- Shower chairs and extendable sponge kits can provide patient safety and comfort during bathing and showering, while tools like ADL kits, toileting aids, and medication organizers help caregivers assist patients through daily tasks.
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