Elder Care Options for Seniors with Alzheimer's in Westerville, OH and Surrounding Areas
At Visiting Angels, our in-home elder care services help seniors in Westerville, Gahanna, Worthington, Columbus and surrounding areas in Ohio manage symptoms of Alzheimer's while living independently. Learn about your options for in-home care when your loved one is living with Alzheimer's
Has a loved one recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? At first, the diagnosis can feel scary and isolating. But, there’s a community of people across the globe who are going through the same things that you are. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, as many as 5.1 million Americans currently deal with Alzheimer’s disease.
There are treatments and therapies available to help slow the worsening of the disease and help those dealing with it have as normal of a life as possible.
Has your loved one been showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s? It’s important to get them in front of a physician and diagnosed as quickly as possible. Being proactive is key when dealing with Alzheimer’s and finding elder care options.
Ten of the most common warning signs for Alzheimer’s include:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work
- Confusion about time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships
- New problems with works (speaking or writing)
- Misplacing things or losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgement when making decisions
- Withdrawal from work or other social activities
- Changes in mood or personality (i.e. mood swings, disinterest in usual activities, fearfulness, depression)
Being Proactive is Key
The sooner you take your loved one to their primary care doctor, the sooner an elder care plan can be formed. It’s important to understand that Alzheimer’s isn’t a normal part of the aging process. Aging adults may deal with one or two of the previous symptoms to a certain degree, but with Alzheimer’s the symptoms get worse over time.
To learn more about your options for Alzheimer’s care, or learn more about the disease, contact our office at 614-810-8791 at your earliest convenience. At Visiting Angels of Westerville, we’re here to remind you that you aren’t alone.
Serving Westerville, Powell, Gahanna, Worthington, and throughout Northeast Franklin and Delaware Counties
Visiting Angels WESTERVILLE, OH100 Dorchester Square #101
Westerville, OH 43081