Visiting Angels of Tucker, GA"s Alzheimer's Home Care Specialists Answer Your Most Pressing Questions

What is alzheimers?

Visiting Angels of Tucker’s Home Care Specialists Can Help Elders with Alzheimer's Live Full Lives

At Visiting Angels, we have worked with hundreds of clients with Alzheimer’s  in Tucker and the surrounding area over the years, we have noticed a lot of fear and myths about Alzheimer’s. Many people fear that their family member will have to leave their home and stay in a live-in memory center; our clients have heard myths they would not receive individual or attentive care, or that they would not be able to visit with loved ones as much as they would like to. At Visiting Angels of Tucker, our home care specialists can help your loved one with a variety of needs, including expert Alzheimer’s care and dementia care.

Myth: Alzheimer’s is a normal part of aging.

While the aging process can have some slight impacts on memory or cognition, Alzheimer’s is not a natural symptom of getting older. While there is no cure, the understanding of this disease has increased greatly in the past few decades, and doctors are able to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s now than in decades past. Alzheimer’s affects memory, cognition, behavior, and other mental tasks, but it is different than being forgetful or not remembering where you put your car keys.

Myth: Alzheimer’s is immediately debilitating.

While you may have received a diagnosis because memory loss or personality changes are already taking place, Alzheimer’s is not an immediate change in mental processes. Alzheimer’s symptoms tend to appear slowly and become more noticeable over time. When you work with Visiting Angels of Tucker, our home care specialists will work with you to adapt your care plan over time to make sure your needs are still being met even when symptoms change.

Myth: Alzheimer’s means you must leave your home.

While Alzheimer’s can have a variety of effects and symptoms, it does not automatically mean that your aging loved one cannot continue to live in their own home. Our home care specialists are dedicated to having up-to-date knowledge on how to help your loved one manage symptoms. For instance, adhering to a regular daily schedule has been useful for many clients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Keeping a set time to get up and go to bed, make and eat meals, and maintaining a regular medication schedule can be challenging for those with Alzheimer’s, but our home care specialists will help your loved one implement a schedule that works for their needs.

If you are concerned about a loved one who has or may have Alzheimer’s, Visiting Angels of Tucker can help. Call our agency today to learn more about our expert home care and how we can help your loved one enjoy the best possible quality of life every day.

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