Dementia is a disease where there is deterioration in cognitive function that is beyond the usual aging consequences. More than fifty-five million people are living with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases a year. Dementia is affecting many aging American’s, and it is important to understand the warning signs and how you can best help your loved one.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that is a type of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. When taking care of loved ones who suffer from a form of dementia such as Alzheimer's, taking care of them might prove tiresome as well as challenging both physically and emotionally.
Some warning signs of Alzheimer’s include:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Trouble understanding spatial relationships
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
The Alzheimer’s Association is a great resource for individuals looking for more information on how to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. This organization leads the cause for ending Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk education, and maximizing support.
Senior Helpers has trained professionals who are there to make an individual’s loved ones' lives better and more enjoyable. With our Senior Gems program, we can come up with a flexible care plan that adapts to the changes of your loved one. This method is to help identify the characteristics of aging through early- and late-stage dementia. With a team that is well-trained and passionate about care, our team caters to all the needs that may arise from medical to daily scheduled activities. We also have over 10 different services that are completely customizable to each senior to allow them to age safely in the comfort of their home.
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