Whether you have been caring for your aging parent for years or you have just gotten started on your caregiver journey with them, one issue that you have likely heard a considerable amount about is Alzheimer’s disease. This is an issue that virtually all caregivers think about regularly and consider a concern for their care journey with their parent.
By understanding as much as you can about the disease you can feel more confident that if your parent should begin to show signs of the disease or be diagnosed with it, you will be prepared to ensure that they get the care that they need to manage it in the way that is right for them now and as they progress through the disease. This starts with recognizing the warning signs that might indicate that your parent could be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease include:
- Experiencing a degree of memory loss that is negatively impactful to their daily life
- A difficulty with solving problems or making basic plans
- New challenges with familiar tasks, whether around the home or in their leisure time
- Experiencing confusion about the time or place
- A difficulty with spatial relationships or visual stimulus
- Challenges with communication, including written communication and spoken words
- Losing things with greater frequency
- Difficulty retracing steps to find items or to remember what they had done
- Showing decreased judgment or making decisions that show poor judgment
- Withdrawal from social activities or from spending time with family
- Demonstrating marked changes in personality or mood
If you have noticed any of these signs in your aging parent, do not hesitate to get in touch with their doctor to discuss your concerns. They can give your parent a proper diagnosis and get started developing a care and management approach that is right for your parent. This can include a variety of treatment and care options including support and assistance from you and from a senior care provider who can help your parent stay as active, engaged, and independent as possible as they progress through the stages of the disease.
Starting senior care for your aging parent can be one of the best decisions that you can make for them during the course of your care journey. Having a senior home care services provider in the home with your aging parent can ensure that they have ongoing access to the care, support, and assistance that they need to manage their individual needs, challenges, and limitations in the ways that are right for them while also respecting the care that you give them on a regular basis. This means that your parent can stay healthy, safe, comfortable, and happy while also pursuing a lifestyle that is as active, engaged, and independent as possible throughout their later years. As their family caregiver, this will give you confidence and peace of mind that your senior will get everything that they need both when you are with them and when you are not.
If you or a family member are in need of Home Care Services in Hallandale, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.
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