If your loved one is showing all the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or some other memory-related condition, it could be signs of memory care being needed sooner than later.
It can seem overwhelming and downright scary when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It’s important that, before determining your family’s next steps, the implications of these progressive conditions be fully understood. To provide a routine and support for your loved one experiencing late stage dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, memory care communities are invaluable.
Is there a certain point in time, however, when the transition from home care to a memory care community should take place?
To assist in your decision as to when the transition would be best here’s some information. These are signs the person you love is probably ready for memory care.
Restoring Relationships Becomes Necessary
Anxiety and weariness frequently result due to the overwhelming nature of caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Care and assistance are the focus rather than sharing loving memories and relationships. However, you can help restore the relationship with your loved ones by transitioning them to a memory care facility.
Current Living Conditions Are Subpar
If the following living conditions occur, it’s time for a change to memory care:
- A household mess that’s seemingly uncontrolled
- Rotting food on dishes and in the fridge
- Home maintenance is lacking
Your Instincts Tell You It’s Time
What does your gut tell you? Deep down inside, have you already been considering memory care for your loved ones? Trust your instincts.
Social Life Is Lacking
Depression and poor mental health can result from individuals becoming lonely and isolated as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. In a memory care community, there are vibrant activities, careful planning, and expertise to assist your loved ones in rebuilding their social life.
Forgetfulness and Confusion Are Increasing
Forgetfulness of an increasing nature can lead to the following:
- Being susceptible to scams
- Failure to pay bills
- Forgetting/ignoring home maintenance
- Becoming lost in areas that used to be familiar and/or wandering away from home
A good amount of strength and physical labor are required to take care of someone who suffers from incontinence. To everyone involved, there is a significant injury risk without proper training. Incontinence is expertly dealt with in memory care communities.
Your Health Is Deteriorating as a Caregiver
It’s extremely stressful to care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you are the primary caregiver for your loved one, your health may eventually suffer as a result. It’s important to take care of your own mental and physical health.
Your Loved One’s Physical Health Is Declining
Various medical conditions can result because your loved one’s health will be neglected (by them) as dementia progresses. The following can occur as a result:
- Improper medicating
- Lack of nutrition
- Poor hygiene
Your Loved One’s Safety Is In Jeopardy
The ability to judge distances, trouble with balance, forgetfulness, disorientation, and confusion can all be caused/affected by dementia. Serious injury can result from hazardous situations that arise because the personal safety of your loved one is threatened by the effects of dementia.
Your loved one’s personality and behavior can be greatly affected by dementia as well. If your loved one experiences any of the following, consider memory care:
- Frustration and anger
- Social anxiety
If Your Loved One Is Showing Signs Of Chronic Memory Loss, Contact TerraBella Little Avenue
If you’ve noticed signs and/or symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or some other memory-related condition in your loved one, it’s time to take action. Your loved one will receive the finest care from a specially trained care team while participating in our community’s memory care program.
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