Caring for a loved one with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be very challenging and can result in burnout of even the most devoted family member over time. Our caregivers are trained in how to recognize the different stages of these conditions, manage difficult behaviors, and keep family members and healthcare providers up to date on the senior’s condition.
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,Divine Favour Senior Homecare can be a valuable component of your support network.
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, such as:
- 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?
- 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 Divine Favour Senior homecare to see how we can be of assistance.
Seniors with memory loss and dementia 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.
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.