Elder Services in Bridgeport, WV
With an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, comes a rush of questions. If you or someone you love has been recently diagnosed, you want to learn everything you can about the disease.
Some of the questions that you may have are:
- “What is Alzheimer’s?”
- “What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?”
- “What are my loved one’s options for Alzheimer’s care?”
Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and elder services specifically catering to clients with Alzheimer’s.
“What is Alzheimer’s disease?”
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative, progressive brain disorder that often leads to issues such as cognitive decline, memory loss, and behavioral changes.
Alzheimer’s is often considered a terminal condition, with the average life expectancy being 4 to 8 years after the initial diagnosis. Although, some individuals live anywhere from 15 to 20 years after the initial diagnosis.
“What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?”
Some of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s include uncommon struggles with day-to-day activities, confusing the names and identities of people, short-term and long-term memory loss, acting more irritability, irrationally, or depressed than usual, or being confused about the time or place.
“What are the risk factors for Alzheimer’s?”
The three biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s are:
Genetics: Those with a history of Alzheimer’s within the family are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s themselves.
Advanced Age: The vast majority of those with Alzheimer’s are age 65 and older.
Heart Health: Those with poor cardiovascular health will be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
“What are my loved one’s options for Alzheimer’s care?”
One of the options that you have is moving your loved one to an assisted living facility. Depending on the individual, this can be traumatic. Another option is hiring in-home care, like for example, those offered by Visiting Angels. We prioritize personalized care. We believe that quality care caters to our client’s specific needs and wants. Choosing elder services, like those offered by Visiting Angels, is choosing a better life for your loved one.
Interested in learning more about your options for Alzheimer’s care or other elder services? Contact Visiting Angels of Bridgeport and request a free in-home consultation today.
Serving Harrison, Taylor, Barbour, Upshur, Lewis, and Marion Counties, West Viriginia
Visiting Angels BRIDGEPORT, WEST VIRGINIA212 Newton St
Bridgeport, WV 26330