Identifying Signs and Symptoms:
Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia can be frightening to deal with, however, symptoms can be easy to identify. If you are suffering from this disease, you may often be disoriented and not know why it is happening. Likewise, if you have to care for a loved one that is suffering, it can be equally as intimidating. One positive in all of this, is that there are plenty of resources and ways to lessen the burden on you and your loved one.
There are several clear cut warning signs that can indicate if you or a loved one are suffering from Alzheimer’s, however, it is highly recommended to check with your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis because the symptoms manifest themselves different ways in different people. The Alzheimer’s Association has put together a checklist which can help you recognize early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimers:
- Memory Loss – This can be one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
- Issues with Planning and/or Problem Solving
- Disorientation regarding Time or Place
- Confusion regarding familiar tasks
- Difficulty recognizing visual images and spatial recognition
- New found issues with speaking or writing
- Misplacing things or losing the ability to retrace steps
- Loss of judgement or ability to make decisions
- Withdrawing from work or social activities
- Changes in mood or personality
More information regarding the Alzheimer’s Association and the checklist can be found HERE
At SeniorPath we have worked with many clients dealing with the difficulties of Alzheimer’s disease. We always advise that you have a plan in place to be able to ensure that the one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is safe and comfortable. It is critical to have this plan in place, especially if the Alzheimer’s patient has to be left alone. This can be a dangerous situation for many reasons. If you need help putting a plan in place for your loved one that suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, please consult your doctor and/or a transition specialist at SeniorPath.
SeniorPath Advisors are specialists in helping families and their loved ones make the transition into a community that will provide the care and attention that is required. If you have a family member that suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, SeniorPath can help you put a plan in place. We can inform you on available options, and help with the transition into an appropriate Memory Care community if that is the best choice for your unique case.
If you are looking for more information or simply want know how we can help, please contact us today: 303-457-1450
About Senior Path:
We are a professional, senior housing advisory service which provides personal attention to Seniors and their families. We employ a staff of talented, caring Advisors who have vast experience helping Seniors and their families through this transition. Our Advisors have extensive backgrounds in the Senior Care industry enabling them to understand what Seniors want and need.