Alzheimer’s is a life-altering medical condition that affects millions of individuals every year. One of the reasons that Alzheimer’s is so difficult on a family is because many are unsure of what the warning signs that could indicate a loved one may be developing this brain disease. For those that are concerned about a family member or loved one, here is a closer look at some of the most common signs of this condition as well as what steps can be taken once an individual has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
While memory loss will happen to everyone at some point, when it becomes a daily occurrence and is having a profound impact on one’s life, it could be indicative of more severe cognitive issues. Denton County Alzheimer’s care specialists recommend that family members look to see if familiar daily tasks or hobbies become more difficult for a loved one such as doing the dishes, paying bills, or playing games.
Essentially, any dramatic change in mental faculties is a reason to have a full medical evaluation, but shifts in one’s personality or demeanor are also important to check. Seniors in the early stages of Alzheimer’s may struggle with:
- Language and expressing his or her thoughts
- Familiar environments with disorientation to time and place
- Judgment and show poor or decreased decision making
- Solving problems and abstract thinking
Once Alzheimer’s has been diagnosed or an individual is in the earliest stages of a full diagnosis, it is important to take action as quickly as possible. Major lifestyle changes must be made in order for the individual to live as comfortable as possible while avoiding major risks that will be found in and out of the home. Families should consider the options available to them such as part-time or full-time caregiver in Denton County. It is also important for the family to begin exploring their medication and therapy.
If you would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s home care, contact Home Care Assistance of Denton County, TX today. 972-468-6010 – Our Care Managers are on call 24/7 to answer your questions.