Elderly Care: Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s in the Danvers, MA Area

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can make a person feel alone and isolated. Although, with the support of Visiting Angels of Danvers, compassionate, professional elderly care can be provided in a timely fashion.

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal brain disease that causes cognitive issues such as declines in thinking, memory, and reasoning.

At the moment, there isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s. But there are methods and medications that patients can utilize to slow the progress of the disease and lessen the symptoms.

With Alzheimer’s, being proactive with your diagnosis is important. Below are warning signs to watch out for:

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s:

  1. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  2. Memory loss that disrupts everyday life
  3. Confusion about time or place
  4. Difficulty completing tasks at home or work
  5. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  6. Misplacing things and losing the ability to replace steps
  7. Changes in mood or personality
  8. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  9. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  10. Decreased or poor judgment when making decisions

If you witness your loved one showing multiple signs of Alzheimer’s, schedule an important with their primary care physician as soon as possible.  The sooner you get them screened for Alzheimer’s; the sooner you can schedule their elderly care.

Remember, Alzheimer’s shouldn’t be mistaken for basic forgetfulness that comes with aging. With age, a person may experience one or two of the previously mentioned warning signs to a stagnant degree. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, get worse with time and become more persistent. The more proactive you are in making these decisions for your loved one and their elderly care; the more that you can manage the disease.

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are basic steps that you can take to help:

  1. Educate yourself about the disease
  2. Encourage cognitive stimulation
  3. Take care of financial, legal, and long-term care planning issues
  4. Arrange respite and/or regular professional care
  5. Build a support system

To learn more about Alzheimer’s and schedule elderly care for your loved one, call Visiting Angels of Danvers at your earliest convenience. We are currently offering free, in-home consultations for North Shore families searching for professional care.

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