Alzheimer’s FAQs and Senior Home Care Options for Families in Wayne, NJ and the Surrounding Area

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If you have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you likely have many questions about your loved one’s condition. This FAQ gives you answers from the Alzheimer’s care professionals at Visiting Angels of Wayne.

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can leave you lonely, frustrated, and looking for answers to questions such as:

  • “What is Alzheimer’s?”
  • “What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?”
  • “What are my loved one’s best options for Alzheimer’s care?”

The professionals at Visiting Angels of Wayne are here to help you answer any questions that you may have about Alzheimer’s. Read below to learn answers on topics such as the symptoms of Alzheimer’s care and your options for senior home care.     

“What is Alzheimer’s?”

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerate, progressive disease that often causes cognitive decline, behavioral changes, and memory loss. The symptoms usually get worse over time. Alzheimer’s disease is considered a terminal condition, with an average life expectancy of 4 to 8 years after diagnosis. Although, many live for 15 to 20 years after their initial diagnosis.

“What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?”

Common Alzheimer’s symptoms include:

  • Short and long-term memory loss
  • Trouble solving simple problems
  • Uncommon struggles with day-to-day activities
  • Forgetting words or mixing up words
  • Acts more irritably, irrationally, or depressed than usual

“Does Alzheimer’s Disease have a cure?”

Currently, there isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s. There are treatments and medications available that are meant to prevent the disease and slow down the worsening of the symptoms.

“What are my loved one’s options for Alzheimer’s care?”

For professional senior care, one option that you have are nursing care facilities. But, those options are often traumatizing for those dealing with Alzheimer’s and are often considered a last resort. As the disease worsens, many individuals hire senior home care professionals to help their loved ones, like the services that are offered through Visiting Angels. This senior care caters to your loved one’s specific needs and allows them to stay in a familiar environment.

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For more information on senior home care for Alzheimer’s and to schedule a free consultation call 973-321-6057.

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