Senior Helpers® Spotlights Silent Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Leading National Provider of In-Home Senior Care Offers Advice to Help Families Recognize the Most Common Symptoms in Conjunction with World Alzheimer's Month
BALTIMORE, Sept. 22, 2021 // PRNewswire // - In honor of World Alzheimer's Month, Senior Helpers®, a provider of in-home senior care, shares four telltale signs a loved one may be living with Alzheimer's disease - a progressive and degenerative brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. With approximately 44 million people worldwide currently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and more than six million people in the U.S. living with the disease, the experts at Senior Helpers say recognizing symptoms associated with the disease will help caregivers and their loved ones identify the disease and develop a care plan sooner. Moreover, since Alzheimer's- and dementia-related deaths have increased by 16% during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever to become more aware of the warning signs in order to help improve quality of life for not only the individual, but also their family and caregivers.
In an effort to help families identify if a loved one may be living with Alzheimer's, Senior Helpers Geriatric Clinical Advisor, Dr. James Dan, offers the following four warning signs to look for:
- Trouble with day-to-day memory - One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's disease, especially in the early stage, is difficulty recalling events that happened recently.
- Persistent memory loss - Individuals with Alzheimer's may ask the same questions over and over, and increasingly rely on memory aids – for example, reminder notes or family members for things they used to handle on their own.
- Confusion, even in well-known places - People living with Alzheimer's become disoriented and can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time.
- Loss of enthusiasm for previously enjoyed activities - A person living with the disease may experience changes in the ability to hold or follow a conversation. As a result, he or she may withdraw from hobbies, social activities or other engagements.
"Taking the next, appropriate steps after an Alzheimer's diagnosis often leaves families wondering where to begin, and caring for them can also take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being," comments Peter Ross, Senior Helpers CEO. "With our Senior Gems® Alzheimer's and Dementia Training Program and personalized plans that change as a loved one's needs change, we aim to minimize stress and deliver the best care possible. It starts with identifying the capabilities of a person living with the disease based on characteristics associated with its different stages."
Senior Helpers operates is dedicated to helping seniors live a purposeful life, allowing them to continue to enjoy the comfort of their own home despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges. Its caregivers are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company's Senior Gems® Alzheimer's and Dementia care program. As the gold standard for excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.
SOURCE Senior Helpers®
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