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

Provider of Alzheimer's care in Kirkland with elderly patient

If your parent or loved one in the Kirkland, WA area lives with Alzheimer’s, it can be difficult to know when professional Alzheimer’s care is needed. Your loved one’s symptoms might be minimal to begin with and unfold over a period of time. Also, as Alzheimer’s affects different seniors in different ways, what’s right for one senior is rarely what’s right for another.

When considering Alzheimer's care for a loved one in the Kirkland area, being proactive about the care they need is always a good idea. To help you decide if your loved one could benefit from home care from a home care agency such as Visiting Angels® Kirkland, we’ve created a list of signs they might need help.

Alzheimer's Care for Seniors in Kirkland

Some signs that your loved one in Kirkland, Redmond, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Bellevue, or the surrounding areas could benefit from Alzheimer’s care services include:

  • Problems Managing Medication. Many seniors need to take specific medication at specific times in order to maintain their health and well-being. If your loved one in the Kirkland area is having a hard time remembering to take their medication, Alzheimer's care can help.
  • A Decline in Overall Health. If you've noticed your loved one losing weight or seeming tired and ill, this could indicate they are having a hard time taking care of themselves. A care provider from Visiting Angels Kirkland can offer meal preparation, light housekeeping, and more to help keep your loved one healthy.
  • Wandering. The effects of Alzheimer’s can leave a loved one confused and disoriented. They may wander off and get lost in familiar places. Caregivers can offer monitoring as well as gentle reassurances to help your loved one cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Caregiver Stress. Not only can Alzheimer's be challenging for seniors, it can also put a strain on family caregivers. If you find yourself exhausted and overwhelmed when caring for a loved one, Alzheimer's care services from Visiting Angels Kirkland can help. Our caregivers can offer respite a few hours a week all the way up to and including 24-hours a day to give you a break while still having peace of mind.

When seniors need support in order to live safely and comfortably, families know they can rely on the Alzheimer’s care services we offer at Visiting Angels Kirkland. Call us today to learn how we can help your loved one.

 

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