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Alzheimer’s Disease

senior woman with her home caregiverHave you or a family member received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease? Or are you hesitating going to the doctor because you know that something isn’t quite right, but don’t want to face a potential diagnosis?

What are the 10 signs you may have Alzheimer’s Disease?(alz.org)

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgement
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood or personality

Early onset Alzheimer’s can make your routine difficult, and the people around you may think that you’re burning the candle at both ends because of erratic behaviour. It’s important to take note of anything you have experienced more than a few times and talk to your doctor about it.

People who have Alzheimer’s can be prone to wandering and often get lost because they don’t remember the way home. One of our community partners, Halton Police services, maintains a Vulnerable Persons Registry. Retire at Home Halton can connect you with services like this one to keep you safe.

It is generally accepted that the disease may progress slower if the patient remains in a familiar environment. Retire at Home can help you find a caregiver to stay with you, and help you with tasks you can’t seem to remember how to do any longer. We can also provide support for families and caregivers, and help you choose the level of care that suits your needs.

Contact Retire at Home Halton for more information: 

Resources:

Halton Police

Alzheimer’s Society of Canada

 

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