Our professional caregivers and nurses are trained in and have extensive experience with treating patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but we can help you maintain quality of life, maximize function in daily activities, enhance cognition, mood and behavior, foster a safe environment, and promote social engagement, as appropriate.

Appropriate and Effective Redirection

Redirection can be an effective all-purpose tool for responding to many of the bothersome, inappropriate, or potentially unsafe behaviors of individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. Our professional caregivers and nurses are extensively trained and familiar with redirection techniques, and can effectively deploy redirection when it is most appropriate. We are trained to ensure redirection is done with a calm, friendly, and empathetic tone.

Engaging in Cognitive Stimulation

To keep the brain active, people with dementia should engage in at least 30 minutes a day of cognitive activities. In the early stages, our professional caregivers help encourage stimulation with crossword puzzles, trivia games, Sudoku, or computer-based brain games like Lumosity. In later stages, we will help you engage with a variety of techniques, including pointing out colors in a picture book, sorting objects by size or color, or counting playing cards. The possibilities are endless. Our professional caregivers are trained to use “queuing” techniques by using your name and showing you how to do something by guiding their hands.

Social Engagement

Socialization is extremely valuable, but quality visits are more important than the quantity. Our professional caregivers will manage and encourage a plan of socialization to ensure you feel both connected and that you have a sense of purpose. We will encourage phone calls, Skype and letters (written in a large, bold font) as terrific ways to engage with loved ones without a physical family visit. In addition, our professional caregiver will directly engage with you in the comfort of your own home.

Prevent the physical and mental health risks linked to social isolation with one-on-one positive interactions from a friendly, highly educated and engaging social companion. Learn more here.

Family Tree was formed after our founders experienced personal tragedy associated in their families from Alzherimer’s and a hemorrhagic stroke. Our founder, Alex Bonetti sits on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association (Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter).

  • Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • About 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s
  • 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t only affect the family member with the condition. Alzheimer’s impacts whole families. Coping with this progressive condition requires boundless quantities of patience, empathy and love. Professional caregiving provides individualized care for your loved one and gives you back some time to recharge. Our specially trained Alzheimer’s caregivers offer an expanded array of services to your loved one:

  • Encouragement to do as much as they can on their own
  • Personal care assistance, such as toileting, bathing and grooming
  • Maintain a routine to discourage agitation and outbursts
  • Mental stimulation through conversation and other activities
  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • Manage changing behaviors
  • Adapting the level of care as the disease progresses
  • Honor who the senior was earlier in life
  • Provide nutritious meals
  • Assist with ambulation and socialization
  • Transport to medical appointments and other events
  • Support the family
  • Light housework and other household tasks
  • Pet care