Sometimes aging adults experience cognitive changes or memory troubles and become concerned that they’re developing Alzheimer’s disease. If that’s the case for your senior, there are some steps you need to take in order to help her to approach the topic from a fact-based standpoint. Once you have answers, you’ll know how to best proceed.
Ask Her Why She Believes She’s Developing Alzheimer’s Disease
Try to avoid any sort of knee jerk reactions when your senior brings this topic up. If she truly ...
Alzheimer’s is the type of the disease that can change a person. There’s no cure for it at the moment, though there may be some positive indications of better treatment options. One of the key signs and symptoms family and friends need to keep in mind when somebody they love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is a change in behavior.
Often these behavioral changes have absolutely nothing to do with the inherent nature of the individual, but rather the way the disease attacks ...
Home health care for patients with Alzheimer’s is more specialized than standard home health care for seniors. Caring for a senior with a degenerative brain disease can be demanding, so when seeking in-home health care, it’s best to find a specialist familiar with the stages of the disease.
Alzheimer’s patients move through several stages of the disease over the course of many years. Not all patients progress at the same rate, but they will experience similar milestones, and their care needs will ...
What do you really know about Alzheimer's disease? Many people associate it as a disease the elderly face. While the elderly are more likely to develop Alzheimer's, it can happen at any age. The average age of onset is 75. Does that mean everyone is 75 or older when they learn they have Alzheimer's? No. There are many younger people being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.
What is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?
Early-onset Alzheimer's is diagnosed as Alzheimer's that starts before the age of 65. ...
Let’s face it, we all have days where we just feel like we could use a few more hours of sleep. But, if you notice your aging relative frequently dozing off or complaining of sleepiness during the day, new research suggests they may be at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Sleep and Alzheimer’s Study
One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease are beta-amyloid deposits that build up in the brain. Researchers looked at information gathered from 123 participants who were at an ...
Elderly adults living with Alzheimer's disease can exhibit a wide range of behaviors and symptoms associated with their cognitive functioning decline. As the disease progresses and more brain cells are lost to the disease, your senior's perception of the world around them, and how they are able to interact with it, changes.
For those in the moderate to advanced stages of the disease, this can include delusions and suspicions. Your parent may believe things that are irrational, or carry serious suspicions such ...
Your dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. He's forgetful, but his doctor doesn't feel he needs to be moved from his home yet. As long as you're monitoring his safety and eliminating potential risks, he can age in place. How do you ensure he's safe?
Here are five items you need to take a closer look at.
It feels wrong. You've set up security cameras for the purpose of monitoring your dad from a distance. It does feel slightly ...
There are more than five million people throughout the United States who are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. If you are the family caregiver for one of these people, it is likely that you have thought about what this disease will mean for your senior's future and for the care that you will need to give them.
You already know that you will need to give them additional physical and emotional support, and eventually arrange for continuous care, such as through a ...
So many changes come with an Alzheimer's diagnosis. One that might be more difficult for you and your aging adult to manage can be the communication problems that Alzheimer's can bring. Here are just a few of the ways that your communication might change with your elderly family member.
Trouble Finding Words for Common Items
Once in a while you may even have trouble finding the right word for an object or concept. On its own, this doesn't mean that you or your ...