Seniors with Memory Loss, Dementia or Alzheimer's have a broad range of needs. It takes a great deal of patience and kindness to lovingly guide them through this stage of life. Enlisting the help of a senior caregiver can provide many benefits, from social stimulation to an extra set of eyes and ears in the home. Without being noticed or treated, memory loss can lead to serious issues with their health.
For example, as occasional forgetfulness or lack of focus starts to be more pronounced, the caregiver can report this to the family and/or the senior’s physician. This allows them to track the progression of the condition and make changes to the senior’s care as appropriate.
Our mission is for our in-home care services to enable seniors to maintain their independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home as long as they can. With the assistance, companionship, and knowledge, our caregivers can help seniors continue to enjoy a wide range of activities at home and around the community. If your senior needs are more serious, we will match you with the appropriate caregiver who can assist with the specific hurdles in your life. Memory loss usually comes with aging, so we are prepared to read symptoms, signs, and take preventative measures.
If you or your loved one can relate to any of the questions below, you should take further steps with a physician or caregiver to ensure their health and safety.
Identifying if Your Loved is Experiencing Early Stages of Dementia
- Is your loved one experiencing difficulty with:
- Non-Verbal Communication
- Is your loved one struggling with short-term memory:
- Forgetting where they left an item?
- Failing to recall why they entered a particular room?
- Forgetting to attend appointments, take medication, or keep up with other commitments?
- Forgetting to take care of their pet?
- Forgetting to pay their bills, remember birthdays or special holidays?
- Is your loved one struggling to communicate thoughts?
- Is your loved one experiencing mood changes like depression?
- Is your loved one losing interest in favorite activities or hobbies?
These may be signs of the early stages of Memory Loss, Dementia or Alzheimer's. After consulting with your loved one’s physician, you should contact Seniors Helping Seniors® Cabarrus and Rowan Counties home care to see how we can be of assistance. A caregiver can provide the extra help you or your loved one may need to continue day to day activities. Keeping track of taking medications, recalling memories and functioning normally is going to help your day run smoother and brighter.
How can Seniors Helping Seniors® Cabarrus and Rowan Counties In-Home Care Services Make a Difference?
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very stressful. Our caregivers help shoulder that burden so you can focus on spending more quality time with your senior. Our team members understand the impacts of memory impairment, and are trained in how to care for a senior with dementia and how to be of assistance to you.
When Memory Loss, Dementia or Alzheimer's pose serious challenges to the health and happiness of a loved one and are negatively impacting their relationships with everyone close to them, Seniors Helping Seniors® Cabarrus and Rowan Counties in-home care can be a valuable component of your support network.
No matter the caregiver’s background, each one has something in common: a big, caring heart. Our seniors know that helping others adds meaning and fulfillment to their own lives and they understand the importance of helping their fellow seniors, and the friendship and companionship they also gain from it.
Seniors Helping Seniors Cabarrus and Rowan counties will help provide the extra set of eyes and hands to assist your loved one in daily tasks. Don’t miss early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, when a friendly caregiver can be monitoring symptoms. Falling or forgetting medicine are high risk to a senior with memory loss. We can provide the supervision and support your loved one may need at this stage in their life. Call Seniors Helping Seniors today, and learn more about our Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care services.