When you're the caregiver of a senior who has dementia, Alzheimer's, or who simply has a habit of wandering, it's important to know how to keep them safe.
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If your parent was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it was no doubt devastating to get the news. Anticipating the cognitive decline and personality changes in the ones you love dearly is one of the toughest things a person can face. Eventually, the time comes when you realize that there will also be additional financial costs as the disease progresses. If that's your current situation, be assured that with much forethought, you can face this successfully. The following are some of the financial costs you should carefully plan for.
When your loved one exhibits agitation, it is only natural to struggle with stress as you handle the situation. Unfortunately, challenging behaviors often pop up during the hardest time of the day such as during your loved one's evening routine. When they begin to lash out or pace, use these compassionate strategies to manage Alzheimer's behavior.
Mostly everyone has loss of memory from time to time, particularly as they age. This can be normal for a senior. What is not normal is serious confusion and memory loss, refraining your loved one from completing an every day task, as well as significant behavioral changes. These, along with other symptoms, could be early signs of Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia in the elderly.