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Alzheimer’s Patient Care Available When You’re Not

By Debbie Humphrey

It may start with some forgetfulness. It finishes much worse. The effects of Alzheimer’s disease are far-reaching and impact everyone involved in different ways. In as much as this tragic diagnosis changes everything, Alzheimer’s patient care is available, even when you’re not.

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and it’s important to note that memory loss is only one facet of the disease. Visual impairments, inability to reason or finish projects, and necessity of having family members or friends do things once achieved autonomously, can be indicators of the onset (or progression) of Alzheimer’s.

Senior Woman Comforting Depressed Husband Sitting On Bench

Senior Woman Comforting Depressed Husband Sitting On Bench

When someone you love has Alzheimer’s, there is a responsibility to ensure your loved one is safe and leads as normal a life as possible. It is not always feasible when children, work schedules and Alzheimer’s collide, but it is totally doable with the assistance of compassionate, experienced caregivers like those found at Home Helpers.

Often times, those closest to the patient, like a spouse, child or family member, can lose sight of what’s best for their loved one in their efforts to protect them. They may become frustrated, just as the patient becomes frustrated. A skilled caregiver understands these impediments and will know what and how to approach the various situations, all while keeping the patient safe and secure.

You don’t have to worry about missing business meetings, dance recitals, or soccer games. Alzheimer patient care with a trusted caregiver is available and crucial to maintain your peace of mind, when it seems your loved one is losing theirs.

For more information about Alzheimer’s patient care, reach out to Home Helpers for a consultation and evaluation, and learn how a compassionate caregiver can keep your schedule on track, while protecting that of your loved one. 727-942-2539