Learn About Alzheimer’s Disease and Your Options for Memory Care in Berwick, NS and Throughout the Annapolis Valley

Senior Homecare by Angels Offers Essential Memory Care Options to Seniors Berwick and the Surrounding Areas of Annapolis Valley

Senior Homecare by Angels in the Annapolis Valley offers hands-on memory care services to families with aging loved ones who are suffering from cognitive decline. Getting a diagnosis for Alzheimer's or dementia is always scary, but with the right help and guidance, your loved one can live on the rest of their life comfortable, safe, and healthy. To read our most frequently asked questions about Alzheimer's Disease, see below!

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia. Dementia is a type of neurodegenerative disease that causes issues with memory loss, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases in Canada.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with remembering new information
  • Issues with adjusting to changes in their daily life
  • Confusion about life events
  • Feeling lost or confused
  • Changes in behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty speaking, walking, or swallowing

It is important to note that Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition, meaning that symptoms will develop slowly and worsen over time. If you think your loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s imperative that you encourage your loved one to go to a medical professional to get a medical diagnosis. That way, you can explore your options for memory care in order to help your loved one manage their disease before their conditions get worse.

Aren’t These Just Normal Signs of Aging?

Many people assume that these symptoms are just a normal part of the aging process. In reality, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are not always a part of the aging process and are serious conditions that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Even if many seniors experience a slowing down of cognitive abilities as they age, Alzheimer’s disease can make it much harder for seniors to function on a daily basis.

How Does Alzheimer’s Develop?

Since Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, symptoms may get worse or new symptoms may appear over time. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, they may have minor symptoms at first, but as the condition advances, their memory loss will worsen and they will have greater difficulty with completing tasks, concentrating, and recognizing others. That’s why it’s important to research memory care options as soon as you’re aware that your loved one has Alzheimer’s.

What Are My Options for Alzheimer's Care in the Annapolis Valley?

Although there currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, families in the Annapolis Valley region have many options for memory care and Alzheimer’s care. While social and behavioral treatments, certain medications, and lifestyle changes can possibly help moderate symptoms, it’s best to find professional care that will help your loved one manage their symptoms and live their day-to-day life while getting the support they need.

The best option for your loved one will entirely depend on their preferences.

There are many nursing homes and memory care centres throughout the community that help seniors manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s while making sure they get the care they need. However, the process of relocating to a residential facility could worsen your loved one’s quality of life as they now have to get used to new surroundings. In addition, if your loved one prefers to remain independent, this could actually upset or anger them.

How Can Senior Homecare by Angels in the Annapolis Valley Help?

At Senior Homecare by Angels, we offer personalized in-home Alzheimer’s care services throughout the Annapolis Valley. Our dedicated caregivers have received training on working with seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, so you can peace of mind that your loved one will receive the care they truly need right in their own home.

Learn more about our memory care options by contacting our agency today and scheduling your free, in-home assessment with one of our care coordinators.

 

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