Alzheimer’s/Dementia refers to a serious loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning and communicating. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It can be difficult to know whether you or your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia as the symptoms typically appear gradually (beginning with memory loss).
123 Home Care knows from personal and professional experience that caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia can be physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting.
The symptoms of Alzheimer’s/Dementia become progressively worse with age leading those affected to need more and more care as the disease progresses. The symptoms make it difficult to perform Activities of Daily Living (“ADL”), such as eating, bathing, dressing and toileting, ultimately, requiring constant care and supervision.
Below are 10 Warnings Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s (vs. Typical Age-Related Changes)
|Alzheimer’s/Dementia||Typical Age-Related Changes|
|1||Memory loss that disrupts daily life
(especially forgetting recently learned information)
|Sometimes forgetting names or appointments,
but remembering them later
|2||Challenges in planning or solving problems||Making occasional errors when balancing a
|3||Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home,
at work or at leisure
|Occasionally needing help to use the settings on a
microwave or to record a television show
|4||Confusion with time or place||Getting confused about the day of the week but
figuring it out later
|5||Trouble understanding visual images
and spatial relationships
|Vision changes related to cataracts|
|6||New problems with words in speaking or writing||Sometimes having trouble finding the right word|
|7||Misplacing things and losing theability to
|Misplacing things from time to time and retracing
steps to find them
|8||Decreased or poor judgment||Making a bad decision once in a while|
|9||Withdrawal from work or social activities||Sometimes feeling weary of work, family and
|10||Changes in mood and personality||Developing very specific ways of doing things and
becoming irritablewhen a routine is disrupted
Please inquire about how 123 Home Care can help you and your loved one with Alzheimer’s/Dementia to maintain their happiness, well-being, safety and independence in the comfort of their own home.
**Please ask about 123 Home Care’s “Alzheimer’s Care Best Practices”**
Frequently, the responsibility of caring for someone afflicted with Dementia/Alzheimer’s falls on a single family member leading to care fatigue and “burn out.” We are here to make this difficult time as easy as possible. This includes providing you the peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for by a Qualified Caregiver who has experience caring for individuals with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. In the event that you require a temporary break from your caregiving responsibilities, then please inquire about our “Respite In-Home Care Services” as we will arrange for a Qualified Caregiver who will strengthen and support your caregiving ability by providing you with the much needed break that you require. This support will help you give the best care possible.