Spotting the Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

In the U.S., 5.3 million people have Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, to help combat this condition, the state of Texas has even formed an Alzheimer’s Disease Partnership. This form of dementia can start slowly and the sooner you seek help for your senior family member the better the outlook will be. Look for the following early warning signs of Alzheimer’s:

Abandoning Routines

Most people, no matter their age, have certain routines that they follow; be it a bedtime routine, a morning routine, or even routines for getting ready to leave the house. If you or your senior’s Always Best Care provider start to notice that a senior is not following their normal routine or seems to have forgotten it, it may be time to consider an evaluation.

Problems with Short-Term Memory

While nearly all seniors will experience a small amount of memory loss, significant increased short-term memory loss and repeating questions can be concerning. They may be able to remember the name of their childhood best friend, but forget yesterday’s trip to the Woodland’s Mall. If you observe that your senior’s short-term memory seems to be declining, contact a doctor.

Using Poor Judgment

If you suddenly notice that your senior family member is making bad choices, such as giving large sums of money to suspicious solicitors, it could be an early symptom of Alzheimer’s that warrants further investigation. A caregiver from Always Best Care can help you be on the lookout for this sign.

The Senior Care Woodlands TX Seniors Prefer

When it comes to in home care Woodlands TX residents trust and rely on Always Best Care. Our team of professionally trained caring staff can help your senior family member with a variety of activities and tasks. Whether it’s cleaning, cooking, going grocery shopping, doing the laundry, or lunching with a friend and spending time working on hobbies, our friendly and compassionate caregivers are happy to help. We can also accompany seniors to appointments or even to their favorite venue such as the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to take in the Houston Symphony.

For assisted living Woodlands TX senior citizens prefer care in their own homes where they feel most comfortable. Always Best Care allows your senior to be safe and happy in their own familiar environment. For the elderly care Woodlands TX families rely on, call us today at (832) 585-1941.

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