Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory and the functioning of the brain. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, and worsens over time.
Signs to look out for include:
- Increasingly withdrawn and isolated
- Consistently worsened health
- Weight loss due to swallowing problems related to the disease progression
- Unable to feed, bathe, and dress
- Prone to falling
- Requires assistance with ambulating
- Wanders and confused during the days and nights
- Unaware of surroundings
- “Acts out”; has a minor upset resulted in violent behavior
- Increased incontinence or avoids protection or voids receptacles other than the toilet
- Unable to socialize or take time for themselves
- Unable to lift or transfer the person with dementia
- Have difficulty sleeping and getting enough rest
- Neglects other familial roles and friendships
- Feels stressed, exhausted, hopeless or helpless
- Abuses alcohol or medications to cope
- Frequent bouts of crying
- Has a serious health problem such as pneumonia
- Verbally, physically or emotionally out of control in response to a person with dementia who doesn’t listen, asks the same question excessively, and wanders
When a family member receives the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, the entire family is impacted. It is an emotionally and physically challenging disease for the senior and those who love them.
In the earliest stages of the illness, an older adult might be able to remain in their own home or move in with a loved one who acts as a caregiver. As the conditions progresses, however, safety, security, and quality of life might decline. Families often lack the time, skills, and knowledge to manage all the unique needs Alzheimer disease or dementia creates.
Alzheimer’s Care is personalized and we work alongside you ensuring that your loved will receive the best possible care. Alzheimer’s care services allow your loved one to maintain the independence of their daily routines and the comfort of familiar surroundings. Our caregivers can also relieve the burdens faced by family caregivers, who may find themselves overwhelmed by the responsibilities that come with Alzheimer’s care.
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