Alzheimers Disease and Home Care - You need to watch this video!
Alzheimer's Disease can show many different faces depending on how it affects each person. For some it may mean an increased level of aggression and for others it may be wandering.
Before I get into ways to recognize Alzheimer's Disease, first lets get an understanding of the disease itself.
Below is a great 3-minute video that describes what is going on inside the brain and body during the different stages of alzheimer's.
You may be asking yourself if you or your loved one may be showing signs of Alzheimer's Disease.
Signs of Alzheimers Disease:
One of the first ways to recognize Alzheimers Disease is when a persons memory loss starts to affect their everyday life. Forgetting recently learned items or missing dates that are regularly scheduled. If this occurs it may make sense to seek professional advise.
Lack of Personal Accountability
This can include items such as making poor financial decisions or having trouble with personal hygene. A poor financial decision can includin not paying bills or paying bills multiple times.
You may be thinking these are regular aging type occurances, which may be true, but for a person with Alzheimers Disease, they occur much more frequently.
It is common for people with Alzheimer's Disease to remove themselves from social activities in fear that they don't fit in anymore. They may have experienced an embarrasing event and don't want to feel that way again. If you have noticed that your loved one has withdrawn from most of their social commitments, you may have reason for concern.
Changes in Mood and Personality
If you have taken your loved one out recently and noticed that they were not able to cope and maybe acted out, this may be an early indicator of Alzheimer's Disease. Other seniors may show signs of depression, anxiousness, lonliness or confusion.
Again, while these changes may be due to a normal aging process, don't discount the necessity to seek professional help.
For recommendations on how private duty home care can help deal with the effects of Alzheimer's Diesease, feel free to contact these links or call the Seniors Home Care office at 314-962-2666.
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