Seniors with memory loss, Dementia or Alzheimer's have a broad range of needs. It takes a great deal of patience and kindness to lovingly address and handle these needs. It can be very difficult sometimes to know when occasional forgetfulness or lack of focus is becoming more pronounced and when it is time for an intervention. If memory loss goes without being noticed or treated, it can lead to serious health concerns or even dangerous consequences. If you or your loved one can relate to any of the questions below, regarding Dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss, you should take further steps with a physician or caregiver to ensure their health and safety.
Identifying if Your Loved One 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?
- Forgetting to take care of their pet?
- Forgetting to pay bills or remember birthdays and special holidays?
- 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 Seniors Helping Seniors® Northwest Arkansas to see how we can be of assistance.
How can Seniors Helping Seniors® Northwest Arkansas In-Home Care Services Make a Difference?
Enlisting the help of a senior caregiver can provide many benefits. Peer-to-peer care can offer a different level of respectful support and compassionate understanding. Caregivers can offer social and memory stimulation, check on medications to make sure they are being taken, and with regular contact they can provide an extra set of eyes and ears to watch for progression that may go unnoticed otherwise.
Our mission is to enable seniors to maintain an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home as long as they are able. Every situation is unique. If your family member lives alone, we can offer you peace of mind as our caregivers can become regular visitors, like a friend checking up on them and making sure their needs are being met. If your family member lives with you, our caregivers can provide respite care for you to get the relief you need to continue caring for them to the best of your ability. We are here to cater to your unique situation and form a care plan according to you and your family member’s specific needs.