Having a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia is never an easy road to navigate. When you discover that your loved one is experiencing symptoms or showing signs of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, often the hardest part of the process is discussing it with them and choosing how best to move forward with their care. What are the options, and which ones are best for your loved one? Addressing these questions at early onset can help ensure that your loved one gets the care and the help they need.
If you are unsure if your loved one has dementia, here are some signs you should keep an eye out for:
These may be important indicators that your loved one may be experiencing dementia or in the early stages of Alzheimer's. If you suspect that your loved one may have dementia or Alzheimer's, the first step is to seek the attention of a physician. After you have had a doctor confirm that this is indeed the case, the next step is to determine what type of care your loved one will need moving forward. Living alone at home with a faltering memory is simply not safe.
In situations where Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease arises, many times the first thought is towards an assisted living facility, but this doesn't have to be the only option. Often the thought of leaving home and feelings of comfort and familiarity will only plunge a senior into an unhealthy depression. On top of facing a deteriorating memory, moving away from one’s home, loved ones, neighbors, and familiar objects can potentially be detrimental to maintaining a sense of identity and independence. While it is important for them to have consistent care and companionship, it is also possible to have these necessities in the comfort of their own home.
At Home Senior Care Plus offers an alternative to moving into an assisted living facility. In-home care allows your loved one to continue to live life in the comfort of their own home. Whether your loved one just needs someone to help keep things tidy and help manage their medication, or they need someone to help them bathe, clean, and get around the house, At Home Senior Care Plus caregivers can provide these services and give you the peace of mind that your loved one is home and cared for.
Contact us today to find out if our in-home care services are the best choice for your loved one.
The At Home Senior Care Plus team provides excellent home care services, such as playing with my dog. Their staff is very promopt and has attended to me on an off day to finish some chores. I am glad to have the support of the At Home Senior Care plus team. D. McNew