Sanctus Care

Managing late-stage Alzheimer’s Disease

A progressive neurologic disorder like Alzheimer’s causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. This is the most common cause of dementias in which the patients face a continuously plummeting graph of decline in their thinking ability, behavioural and social skills and therefore the individual’s ability to function independently.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and in the initial stages, when the symptoms such as forgetfulness, disorientation, sleep cycle disturbance, agitation etc are mild, the patient is best managed at home with the help of semi-trained attendants under supervision. This is more cost effective and more importantly, it allows the family members to connect with patients, when they are lucid and aware, howsoever brief these moments are.

During the progression of the disease, the patient will not be able to perform the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, IADLs, such as cooking, buying groceries etc and their ability to perform, the Activities of Daily Living, ADLs, such as bathing, going to the restroom on their own etc is severely affected.

In the later stages of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, the patient will need more care and they are often bed ridden or need a lot of assistance to complete their day to day chores and ADLs.

It is at the later stages, Sanctus Care’s affordable long term nursing care services at their 24 x 7 Centre, become very relevant. Not only is the service more affordable than what is possible in the home setting, our service reduces significantly, the burden on the family members – physical strain, caregiver stress; caregiver’s feeling of isolation and depression.

To find out more about how we support late stage Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients, call us on 8380087027 or email us at

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