Those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can live a better quality of life if they receive the proper care. It is important to notice the symptoms early so you can ensure your loved ones immediately get the treatment they need. Make sure you look out for the following symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia:
- Forgetfulness: Lapses in memory are noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia. It could be a normal sign of aging but if they become more consistent, this is likely an early sign of dementia.
- Wandering: Those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia can begin wandering. This can be dangerous if they become lost or manage to leave the home.
- Agitation: Individuals affected may become frustrated by their increasing limitations and lead to angry outbursts and mood swings.
- Incontinence: In the later stages, those affected with memory lapses lose control of their bodies.
Our dementia caregivers can respond to and counteract these symptoms of dementia to help calm agitation and mood swings and ensure that your loved ones are safe as they move around the home.
Fall Prevention Program
Falls are a normal part of life yet we all know they can be life-altering events. Falls are especially devastating among seniors as they are a leading cause of hospitalization due to injury and a major reason for admission to a residential care facility. Falls can itself affect our lives and we should begin to avoid those accidents.
Lovebird HomeCare provides a program around your doctor that shows benefits for preventing falls, improving balance and strength, and increasing mobility.
Wellness is a multi-dimensional concept consisting of the following dimensions:
- Physical – lifestyle habits that improve and maintain health and functionality
- Social – interacting with others for mutual benefit; awareness of the larger community and participating in it
- Emotional – coping, managing, and directing feelings, and behaving in trustworthy and respectful ways
- Intellectual – creative pursuits, intellectually stimulating activities, problem-solving, and reasoning
- Spiritual – living with meaning and purpose in life and exploring beliefs that create personal peace
- Vocational – maintaining or improving skills, abilities, and attitudes that help you be productive and satisfied in the work
- Environmental – respecting nature and using the environment in ways that contribute to a healthier planet
Seniors have the capacity to grow, develop, modify and change. No matter the age, seniors have the potential to optimize their health and well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
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