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5 Signs Your Loved One Needs Alzheimer’s Care

After an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you may wonder whether your loved one needs a higher level of Alzheimer’s care, such as in home caregiving. Here are some signs to watch out for:

Wandering

As Alzheimer’s progresses, the amount of wandering may increase. A task as simple as going into the kitchen to grab a snack may cause your loved one to wander depending on how far their Alzheimer’s has progressed.

Mishandled Finances

If bills are piling up, it may be time to bring someone else in to help your loved one stay on top of their finances. Through Alzheimer’s, they may not be able to handle the complex calculations that often come with keeping loans and taxes in order.

Forgetting to Take Medication

Through modern medicine, there are certain medicines doctors can prescribe that can lessen or stabilize the cognitive issues that come with Alzheimer’s Disease. If your loved one is forgetting when and how much of their medication to take, then it’s a clear sign that they need a helping hand.

Caregiver’s Burnout

Are you taking care of your loved one and going through stress and anxiety? Caregiver’s Burnout is a very common occurrence, especially surrounding caregivers who cater to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. If the responsibility of caring for your loved one is weighing on you heavily, then you may want to consider bringing in a professional specializing in Alzheimer’s care.

Loneliness

If your loved one doesn’t have the energy to perform the activities that they used to love, they may start to go through social isolation. Experts suggest that up to 40% of people with Alzheimer’s suffer from depression as well. A professional can help encourage your loved one to exercise their favorite activities in brand new ways and take them to community events.

It can be hard to ask for a helping hand, especially when you’re a family caregiver. But, when the responsibility becomes too much, sometimes it’s best to bring in a professional specializing in Alzheimer’s care in order to secure that your loved one is getting the care that they deserve.

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