Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is a journey that best begins with information and education. Listed below are the 10 warning signs that could indicate Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. “It’s safe to say that the thing that Alzheimer’s and other dementias have in common is a high risk of behavioral disorders – change in personality, people behaving in ways counter to their prior personality,’’ noted Dr. Jane F. Potter, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “But normal old age does not cause dysfunction.”
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, these are 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s:
Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
Challenges in planning or solving problems.
Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.
Confusion with time or place.
Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
New problems with words in speaking or writing.
Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
Decreased or poor judgment.
Withdrawal from work or social activities.
Changes in mood and personality.
Coming soon, an interactive educational course, brought to you by Home Instead Senior Care, gives caregivers instructive information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, valuable insight for providing better care, and techniques to help improve the quality of life for both you and your loved one experiencing memory loss. Visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com to learn more.
Your local Home Instead Senior Care office in the Mississauga ON area provides CAREGivers who are trained to care for your senior living with Alzheimer’s disease. Our CAREGivers also help with light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and transportation needs. For personal home care in Mississauga, please check with your local office by calling 905- 276-2273.
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