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How Much Can Anxiety Impact Health for Someone with Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s Care in Flemington NJ

Alzheimer's CareAsking a question like this is certainly difficult to answer. Everyone is different, and for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s who may be in the middle or later stages of the disease, they might be undergoing a tremendous amount of anxiety daily.

How will this anxiety impact them on a daily basis?

Those seniors who may not recognize surroundings at times, who may be confused about where they are, what year it is, or even who is working with them will likely be dealing with anxiety often. It could be daily. Anxiety may even feel almost constant to them.

Is it possible to understand what they’re going through?

That all depends on a person’s past experiences. If a family member, for example, was under a tremendous amount of stress from a job or financial challenges, and that stress was going on for months, possibly even years, they can have at least a glimpse into what that senior is coping with, or trying to, daily.

A person who was under a tremendous amount of financial pressure because they lost their job and were trying to cover the mortgage, pay the utilities, and keep food on the table is at an increased risk of dealing with health issues. They may have gotten sick more frequently. The common cold or even the flu could have taken weeks to overcome when it used to only take a matter of days.

They probably lost focus, had difficulty sleeping at night, and even became irritable around family members, friends, and coworkers. It could have impacted their job, threatening their career, and having them reprimanded by their boss.

They may have begun to suffer hypertension. Their blood pressure may have been off the charts, so to speak, to the point where their doctor admonished them to get exercise, eat healthy, and begin taking better care of themselves.

In the moment, that financial pressure may have felt as though there was nothing you could do about it. That may be just a small glimpse into what a senior dealing with Alzheimer’s could feel all the time. However, while there is some light at the end of the tunnel with regard to financial pressure, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment.

There is only going to be continued stress, pressure, and anxiety. It can affect their health, their ability to sleep, and lead to a lower quality of life. Helping them remain within the comfort of their home, surrounding them with familiar routines and caregivers, and using other strategies can all be beneficial at helping to alleviate at least a little bit of that anxiety they may feel in the future.

If you or an elderly loved one are considering elderly care in Flemington, NJ, or the surrounding areas, call the caring professionals at Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ. Call today (908) 806-2220.

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Marc Jeffries

At Comfort Keepers, our aim is to allow our clients to age with dignity and independence. We treat each of our clients with respect and dignity, as if they were a member of our own family. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of comforting care for seniors and others in need of assistance. We specialize in Alzheimer’s Care, Dementia Care, Personal Care, Live-In Care and 24-Hour Care.

Comfort Keepers of Flemington, New Jersey, has a team of eight support staff who will be your primary contacts and your advocates.

Nancy Hmieleski, R.N., C., B.S, is the Director of Nursing and supervises the Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) that work out of the Comfort Keepers Flemington office. Pat Corlett, RN, is the Case Manager.

General Manager Rebecca Tenore, Client Care Coordinators; Suzanne M. White, Kelly Balodis, Christine Lehr, along with Office Assistant, Nancy Russell, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to answer your questions. You will hear a friendly voice no matter when you call.