With Alzheimer’s disease becoming more and more prevalent in our aging population, it is important to be informed about the disease, and how to be prepared in case a loved one starts to develop it.

The Statistics of Alzheimer’s Disease in America

Alzheimer’s disease affects about 6.5 million Americans and is most prevalent among people aged 60 and above.

In fact, Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading cause of death for adults aged 65 and older in the United States.

However, it is important to note that Alzheimer’s is not only a disease of old age. About 5% of patients show signs of this condition as early as in their 30’s or 40’s.

The Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that often begins slowly with mild symptoms that gradually advance and worsen with time.

Once this condition strikes, your elderly loved one may start showing signs of:

  • mood swings
  • forgetfulness
  • mild confusion
  • personality changes
  • decreased cognitive abilities
  • inability to carry on conversations
  • inability to respond to other people or their environment
  • inability to properly care for their nutritional, personal grooming and hygiene needs

Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s

Over time, as Alzheimer’s worsens, it will reach a point when your loved one can no longer function normally and take care of themselves at all, severely affecting their daily activities.

When this time comes, decisions on how your loved one will be cared for will need to be made.

Taking care of a person who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming because the rigorous demands of day-to-day care can be hard to handle, especially if you have to do it all by yourself.

It may also take up the majority of your time, which makes it impossible if you have to work and have other life responsibilities to attend to.

The emotional toll it takes on family members is also hard to handle, as they are also watching their loved one deteriorate while trying to care for them.

Getting Personalized Home Care Assistance For Your Loved One With Alzheimer’s

You and your family may decide to move your loved one into a facility that provides Alzheimer’s care, or you may decide to keep them in the comfort of their own home.

In either case, a personal Alzheimer’s caregiver may be necessary to make sure your loved one gets the one-on-one attention they need to ensure their safety, dignity and comfort.

At Concierge Care we understand that Alzheimer’s disease can affect people differently, and depending on how far it has progressed, people may have very specific needs for care.

Finding A Reliable and Trustworthy Caregiver Is Crucial For Your Loved One’s Quality of Life

That is why, at Concierge Care, we thoroughly screen and background check our referred caregivers to ensure that they have the skills and experience needed to best care for Alzheimer’s patients.

Having a reliable and trustworthy caregiver tending to the needs of your loved one with Alzheimer’s can help put your mind at ease that they are in caring, competent hands, and that they are living the best possible quality of life.

If you have a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has reached a point where they need personalized care, the award-winning team of Tampa Alzheimer’s caregivers, referred by Concierge Care can help you.

To discuss the details of your loved one’s care, you may schedule a free home care consultation by calling (813) 345-4747.

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