The Ten Warning Signs Your Loved One in Greater Stoney Creek, ON May Need Alzheimer’s Care
Senior Homecare by Angels Offers Alzheimer’s Care to Seniors Living in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, and Nearby Towns
If you are unsure whether an aging loved one might be showing signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is critical that you share your concerns with their physician. Cognitive diseases require specialized care, and the families and individuals who navigate these diseases need special support. Senior Homecare by Angels Hamilton offers specialized Alzheimer’s care to help you, your family, and your loved one.
These Ten Warning Signs Could Mean That Your Aging Loved One Is Facing Alzheimer’s Disease:
- Inability to remember names, identities, or recent life events.
- Misplacing items, losing track of tasks or projects, and inability to retrace steps or locate lost items.
- Decreased ability to make decisions or demonstrate good judgment.
- Decreased ability to plan, solve problems, or concentrate.
- Trouble understanding visual images, reading or responding to colors or contrast.
- New or worsening problems with speaking, writing or communicating.
- New or worsening confusion about time and place, losing track of dates, seasons, or time.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or at work, becoming unable to navigate projects that were once easy to complete or remember.
- Changes in personality or mood, such as fearfulness, anxiety, suspicion, or disinterest in usual activities.
- Withdrawal from social activities or interpersonal interactions, at work or at home.
If these warning signs seem familiar to you in the behavior of your aging loved one, it is vital to have them evaluated by their physician and screened for Alzheimer’s. It is important to recognize that Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal feature of aging and shouldn’t be confused with basic forgetfulness or slowing capabilities generally. Every individual may have different experiences, but if your loved one is showing multiple symptoms on this list of warning signs, take the opportunity to alert their doctor to your concerns.
Your Options for Care
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, your next step is to figure out what kind of care is right for your loved one and your family. Like many senior care services, Alzheimer’s care can be accessed in a variety of settings: in-home caretaking, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. Please consider the available options in your area and what would work best for your loved one.
Senior Homecare by Angels Hamilton provides comprehensive in-home Alzheimer’s care for seniors. We have specialized and trained caregivers who understand the needs of clients who have been diagnosed with a degenerative cognitive disease. With the help of our team, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis does not automatically mean that your loved one must leave their home for a live-in facility.
The Importance of Building a Team of Support
Alzheimer’s care consists of a variety of treatments and therapies that can slow the worsening of symptoms, improve quality of life, and provide relief for the client. Once a physician has diagnosed your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, building a support team, and choosing what kind of care your loved one needs is critical to help manage the disease.
If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, Senior Homecare by Angels Hamilton can help. Contact us today by clicking one of the buttons below. We would love to help you learn more about our Alzheimer’s care services and schedule a free, in-home assessment to better understand your family's needs.
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