It is very common for those with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia to have significant balance issues and thereby often become victims of falls. Many times the same drugs that are prescribed to help them slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s and the effects of dementia often have side effects of dizziness. Add to this fact that one of the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia is also vertigo/dizziness and you compound the problem. Many signs physicians actually utilize the knowledge of frequent falls and balance issues to begin looking deeper into the fact that their patients may be in the early stages of dementia, whether from Alzheimer’s or other issues. It’s even quite common to see these problems arise before you even begin to see cognitive issues in the patient. This is why it is so important to address the issue before everything gets out of hand. That is where physical therapy and, in particular, specialty balance and fall free programs can make a difference in quality of life. Physical therapy is the best way to address issues associated with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia and balance.
How can physical therapy for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and balance make a difference?
- By coming to your home our physical therapist will be able to focus on working both with the strengths and weaknesses of the client while taking note of their surroundings.
- Our physical therapists are in tune with the human body and all of its intricacies. This means they can fine tune each individual to their particular needs; compensating for weaknesses, while understanding the limits of the individual. Designing a one-on-one program to bring back as much strength, agility, and balance.
- Our program is designed and based upon years of research, facts, and the most up to date information possible. There is a pride in knowing that you are working with a client as you have an understanding that is the most state of the art; yet it can be more simplistic than you may expect. State of the art doesn’t mean flashy with big machines as much as it means attacking the problem with knowledge.
So if you or someone you love has begun to have problems walking, keeping their balance, experienced falls or even has begun shuffling their feet it may be time to consult your physician and ask about physical therapy to help their body. It may be in the best interest too for you and your family to consult about the possibility of cognitive issues that may be signs of early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s. The earlier a diagnosis is made, the better chances are for quality in life. Let us provide in home physical therapy for Alzheimers, dementia, or balance issues now; so you can avoid injuries and a quick decline in quality of life later.
Dedicated To Your Health & Well-being (and safety),