Nov 22, 2017 by Katie Fielmann
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It slowly destroys a senior’s memory and critical thinking skills, eventually making it impossible for them to carry out even simple tasks, such as eating, toileting, or bathing. Currently, there are between five and six million American seniors who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and this number continues to grow.
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Comfort Keepers home care providers are honored to take part in spreading the word about Alzheimer's disease this November. While there is no current cure for Alzheimer's disease, early identification and treatment can significantly improve a senior's level of safety, independence, and their quality of life. For example, just a few hours of support from home care providers can provide seniors with targeted help in the areas in which they need support. Not only does this allow seniors to maintain their independence, but it provides them with the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are not facing the day alone.
The key to early intervention is understanding the signs and symptoms of early-stage Alzheimer's disease. The most common of these include:
Alzheimer's Awareness Month is the perfect time to re-evaluate your senior loved one's condition. While only a doctor can diagnose Alzheimer's disease, seniors who display one or more of the symptoms that present themselves regularly or disrupt daily life should see their physician.
Should you desire more information about Alzheimer's disease or the many ways Comfort Keepers home care providers can maximize your loved one's freedom, independence, and quality of life, contact a senior home care coordinator today.
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