Alzheimer’s Association Top 10 Warning Signs
When understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia’s warning signs, the predominant expert is the Alzheimer’s Association (Alz.com). I have summarized the top 5 warning signs for Alzheimer’s and Dementia in this quick video, and I have included a downloadable worksheet that can help you judge your loved one’s level of dementia based on the top 10 warning signs criteria. This quiz does not replace a doctor’s diagnosis. It is a conversation starter for us if we have a discussion.
Here are Alzheimer’s Association’s top 10 Early Signs.
- Memory Loss
- Completing Familiar Tasks
- Confusion with Time or Place
- Visual/ Spacial Relationship
- Speaking and Writing Problems
- Misplacing things
- Poor Judgement
- Change in personality/mood
Download my free worksheets to help you digest this information.
When choosing an independent caregiver, you are ensured that you will have someone screened and experienced. Since you know your loved one better than anyone, you must provide the caregiver and the client is a personality match.
When selecting a caregiver or facility, it is essential to understand the costs. In this video, I explain the importance of knowing the costs of 24-hour care and list some alternatives.
If 24-hour care is not an option for a family, I help them understand all options:
- Independent Living,
- Assisted Living,
- Memory Care,
- family care.
Let me know if we can chat? — Many of us are in denial regarding our loved one’s care needs. We have many more options when we don’t “need” to do something right now. Here are the five signs I see in my business that result in people getting care.
1. Dementia and unbalanced – we often think of dementia as primarily being forgetful, but it also has a dangerous effect on balance. Being unstable results in falls and struggles to do routine activities of daily living.
2. Incontinence – many families are happy to help a family member until this becomes a problem.
3. Financial concerns – are there a bunch of bills or bank statements stacked on the counter? Are the bills being paid?
4. Dangerous Driver – Are they insisting on driving, but you would never drive with them? Do they have an unexplained dent on their car?
5. Frequent calls to the fire department or trips to the emergency room indicate they need help.
I can help find a caregiver or talk to you about the different senior living options: -Memory Care -Assisted Living -Care Homes -Independent Living If you notice these signs, it is time to start taking action.
Give me a call and have a 20-minute over-the-phone assessment. I am also happy to come out and meet your loved one in person. For in-home care with experienced independent local caregivers.
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