Alzheimer’s Care in Walnutport PA
The moment a person hears the words ‘Alzheimer’s disease,’ they probably have a lot of questions. Whether it was the doctor telling you about this diagnosis or your father who was recently diagnosed, you may have questions that can’t be answered right away.
One of the first questions you have is what to expect. On average, a person will live with this disease for about 8 to 10 years, upon diagnosis. They could live a lot longer than that, especially if they take care of themselves as early as possible.
Alzheimer’s affects the brain and begins to deteriorate memory. This can make it extremely difficult for your loved one to take care of himself, especially in the years ahead.
What to consider with regard to Alzheimer’s care options.
Many family members want to rally around their loved ones to offer the kind of support they may need during this difficult time. Adult children, a spouse, friends, and other family members will likely offer their services to help out, whether it’s grocery shopping, taking the senior to an appointment, providing companionship, helping around the house, or anything else.
As the months pass, though, people will fall back into their normal routines in life. The pressure and stress of trying to take care of this elderly individual will become significant, especially as the disease erodes more memory and functionality.
That’s why it’s a good idea to consider pooling resources.
What does this mean? There are numerous resources available to seniors and others in need. Family and friends are a valuable resource and asset, but it’s best not to rely on this support system entirely.
For somebody diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, an experienced caregiver would be a much better option to consider early on. That’s because a more experienced homecare aide, for example, would understand the value of routine, mental exercise, and staying in good physical condition. That home care aide will likely understand how important a good, healthy meal can be.
Family members and friends can lean on one another and they can ask questions, learn more about the disease, and gain better insight into why it’s so crucial that the senior stays active.
It’s fine to want the best for a loved one, especially after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, but it’s also important to pay attention to proper care. Pooling resources could mean hiring a professional home care aide or a series of caregivers to work together at building the best support mechanism for the future.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING ALZHEIMER’S CARE IN WALNUTPORT, PA, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT HOME HELPERS. CALL TODAY! (610) 365-4266.
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