Senior Homecare by Angels can help you understand how to care for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, we also provide personalized Alzheimer’s home care services to seniors throughout the Annapolis Valley
Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that can significantly impact the lives of seniors and their loved ones. Whether you suspect your loved one has Alzheimer’s or they’ve already been diagnosed, it’s important to be proactive about finding the right care so your senior loved one can maintain a high quality of life.
Ten Common Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Significant memory loss, including not remembering names, locations of items around the house, or recent events in their life
- Misplacing items, trouble retracing steps, and losing track of projects
- Impaired ability to make decisions or demonstrate good judgment
- Issues with planning ahead, concentrating, and solving problems
- Problems with reading, understanding visual images, or distinguishing colours or contrast
- Gradual issues with speaking, writing, and other forms of communication
- Worsening confusion about time and place
- Issues with completing familiar tasks
- Significant changes in mood and personality
- Isolation from social activities
If your senior loved one is showing signs of these symptoms, you should encourage them to set an appointment with their physician to get screened for Alzheimer’s.
Many people assume that these symptoms are just normal signs of aging. However, it’s important to remember that dementia and Alzheimer’s are not normal parts of the aging process and can interfere with your loved one’s day-to-day life.
It’s also important to remember that Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition, meaning that current symptoms will get worse or new symptoms can appear over time. Even if your loved one isn’t showing every symptom, it’s still important that they get screened even if they’re showing a few symptoms.
The Next Steps: Alzheimer’s Care Options in the Annapolis Valley
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, your next steps should be researching care options in your community. There are many options for seniors who have Alzheimer’s – including long-term care facilities, memory care centres, nursing homes, and Alzheimer’s home care services – but it’s important to find the right solution for your loved one.
Although there currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are many therapy and treatment options that can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s. Once your loved one has been diagnosed, you should work on building a support team of medical professionals, caregivers, and loved ones to look out for your loved one and make sure they have a high quality of life.
If you’ve determined that Alzheimer’s home care is the right choice for your loved one, consider in-home memory care from Senior Homecare by Angels. Our caregivers have been specially trained to provide care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, so you can have peace of mind that your loved one is in capable hands. We can provide care for as little as a few hours a day to around-the-clock care. In addition, we personalize care plans for each and every senior in our care, so your loved one will receive the support they need when they need it most.
To learn more about our Alzheimer’s home care services, contact our Berwick, NS office today.
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