Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most devastating conditions affecting seniors, and it’s absolutely necessary to get your loved one the Alzheimer’s care they need. Our caregivers at Senior Helpers are trained to recognize the signs of Alzheimer’s, treat seniors with individualized attention, and manage their symptoms so their quality of life remains unchanged. Our Senior Gems® approach is designed to create a positive environment focused on your loved one’s strengths rather than their weaknesses. Here are a few of the key symptoms of Alzheimer’s that you should look for. If your loved one is demonstrating several of these signs, our caregivers can help.
Difficulty completing familiar tasks
Seniors with Alzheimer’s generally find completing daily tasks difficult. This could include confusion while driving to a familiar location, paying bills, or remembering how to play a simple game they once enjoyed. While mere forgetfulness is normal with old age, forgetting an often-practiced routine can be cause for concern.
Confusion with time or place
Keeping track of dates, times, and even seasons can be difficult for people with Alzheimer’s. If something isn’t happening in the present moment they can have trouble understanding it. If your loved one is experiencing this problem it can be particularly worrying, especially if they’re failing to remember somewhere they visit often, like the supermarket.
People with Alzheimer’s often misplace things, or put objects where they have never put them before. Difficulty retracing their steps, or accusing others of theft, is also a sign that something isn’t quite right.
Those affected by Alzheimer’s can often have trouble regulating their moods, becoming confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful, or anxious. They might have difficulty handling minor disruptions to their routine and struggle to stabilize their emotions when they feel out of their comfort zone.
At Senior Helpers, we have developed a specialized process for providing Alzheimer’s care to seniors. Senior Gems® was created to identify the characteristics of aging—from normal aging through the various stages and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Senior Gems® focuses on what is precious and unique about each senior rather than their weaknesses. Though every senior will change as the disease progresses, our caregivers focus on what faculties are still available to them, what makes them special, and help them continue living a comfortable life in the comfort of their own home. Senior Gems® is all about taking a positive approach to Alzheimer care, and emphasizing strengths.
If your loved one is suffering from any of these symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and you believe our Senior Gems® program could be a good fit, reach out to Senior Helpers today to get the Alzheimer’s care your family deserves.