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Alzheimer's Care in Wall: When is it Time?

Provider of Alzheimer's care in Wall with elderly patient

Millions of seniors in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. However, even though so many families are affected by this condition, that doesn't make it any easier to process when someone you love shows signs of memory loss. At Visiting Angels® Wall, our care professionals know how bewildering it is for seniors when they're no longer able to think as clearly, and how difficult it is for families who just want the best for their loved ones. That's why we offer home-based Alzheimer's care that is personalized for each client in Wall — plus advice on when it's time to act.

Questions to Consider If a Loved One is Diagnosed

If you're unsure how to proceed after your family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, or you're simply concerned about their growing forgetfulness, you can use these questions to help identify your concerns and the areas where your loved one may need support:

  • Are there physical signs that your loved one needs Alzheimer's care? - The memory loss and confusion associated with Alzheimer's disease can make it harder for your loved one in Wall to keep track of important tasks like taking their medication, doing laundry, and even preparing and eating meals. If you notice a major change in your loved one's weight, cleanliness, or overall appearance, they may be struggling on their own.
  • Is your family member still engaging with friends and family? - If they're anxious about leaving the house, or self-conscious about their cognitive issues, your loved one may start to pull away from their community, which can actually make their symptoms worse. An Alzheimer's care provider from Visiting Angels Wall can offer company and conversation when you aren't available to.
  • Do you feel confident that you can meet your loved one's care needs on your own or with family support? - As you make plans regarding your loved one's care, you need to be realistic about how much you'll be able to do yourself and what backup you'll have in place if you can't be there. Caregiving is hard work, and it's ok to admit that you can't take complete responsibility for your family member's well-being.

Book a Free Alzheimer's Care Consultation in Wall

Our Alzheimer's care professionals at Visiting Angels Wall are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide the care our clients need to stay safe at home. If you'd like to know more about our services, call Visiting Angels Wall today to arrange a free in-home consultation in Wall or Manasquan.

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