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Experienced Care Is Best for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care in Warren NJ

Somebody who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s may be facing a number of challenges their friends and family couldn’t even understand, much less have any prior experience with personally. One of the most common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss, but there are going to be a number of other challenges to deal with in the future.

When somebody has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, getting them proper care is important.

Alzheimer's Care in Warren NJIn most cases, though, a person won’t be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s until the disease has been affecting them for about 1 to 2 years, on average. During this one to two year period of time, memory loss will be a major concern.

This memory loss can affect their ability to recall conversations they recently had, including earlier in that day or the previous day, keeping track of appointments and medications, and even using the wrong word in their conversations.

Once a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they may wonder why they should consider experienced and professional home care support, at least right then and there. They feel fully capable of tending to their own basic care, maybe only requiring a few reminders every once in a while.

The sooner experienced care starts, the better it will be for the senior in the future.

Just because a senior may be able to take care of himself or herself at the moment doesn’t mean that’s going to remain the case for very long. If they wait too long to consider experienced and professional home care support services, they won’t have an opportunity to become familiar with this particular caregiver.

In the future, as the disease progresses and begins to steal away more and more of their memory, they might be confused, anxious, and extremely nervous in various situations. If this senior doesn’t recognize the people around him or her, that anxiety can cause aggressive tendencies, including angry outbursts or physical behaviors.

The longer a person has an opportunity to get used to somebody, to build a relationship, and work with them daily, every other day, or at least once a week to start, the easier it will be for him or her. They will build a rapport with this caregiver, which can be essential to providing the comfort and security they will need in the years ahead.

Remember, Alzheimer’s disease progresses, so even though that senior is capable of taking care of himself or herself right now, they will need help in the future, and the sooner you rely on experienced care in the form of a home care aide, the better will be for them in the future.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional Alzheimer’s care in Warren, NJ, please talk to the caring staff at Generations Home Health Care today. Providing Home Care in Somerset, Essex, Union, Morris and Hunterdon Counties. Call us today at (908) 290-0691 or (973) 241-4534.

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Sue Myer

Susan is the Co-Owner of Generations Home HealthCare and has 35 years of business experience and entrepreneurship. For the last 10 years she has been a Registered Nurse working at St. Luke’s Hospital (Bethlehem, PA) in the Neuro/Trauma Unit and as a critical care nurse at Hunterdon Medical Center. She has a B.S. from Rutgers University and a BSN from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.Susan is currently in the process of obtaining her Master’s in Gerontology. Susan is married, has 2 children and 1.666 grandchildren.

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