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Alzheimer’s Care in Birmingham: When is it Time?

Provider of Alzheimer's care in Birmingham with elderly patient

It can be difficult to know when a parent or loved one in the Birmingham, AL area could benefit from Alzheimer’s care services. Alzheimer’s affects different seniors in different ways, and what might be right for one person, isn’t always right for another. Also, since Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, your loved one’s symptoms might be minimal to begin with and increase over time, leaving you with the challenging decision of when to call in help.

To help you decide if your loved one in the local area needs Alzheimer's care services, below our team at Visiting Angels® Birmingham outlines a few signs it might be time for care. Remember that being proactive about getting your loved one the care they need will help keep them safe and help them maintain a high quality of life.

When Seniors in Birmingham Need Alzheimer’s Care

Some of the most common signs that a loved one in Birmingham, Clanton, Bessemer, Fultondale, Childersburg, or the surrounding areas could benefit from our Alzheimer's care at Visiting Angels Birmingham include:

  • Trouble Managing Medications. Alzheimer’s can make it challenging for seniors to take specific medication at a specific times. This can put their health at risk. A caregiver can be there to remind your loved one to take medication as well as remind them of other important tasks, appointments, and errands.
  • A Change in Well-being. Seniors with Alzheimer's can have difficulties preparing meals, taking care of personal tasks, and caring for their home. A caregiver can be there to offer support with meal preparation, grocery shopping, exercise, light housekeeping, and other day-to-day tasks.
  • Wandering. If your loved one has started wandering or has started feeling lost and disoriented in familiar places, a compassionate caregiver can help. Caregivers can offer wandering prevention as well as reassurance and support with the cognitive effects of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Caregiver Burnout. Trying to provide support and care to a loved one with Alzheimer's can leave family caregivers feeling burnt out. Remember it’s okay to ask for the help of Alzheimer's care services when caring for your loved one in the Birmingham, AL area. These services can offer support to your loved one and respite to you and your family.

If your loved one could benefit from Alzheimer’s care services, our compassionate caregivers at Visiting Angels Birmingham can help. Call us today to learn more about the services we provide.

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