It’s not going to be easy to deal with a diagnosis of dementia. If you, a spouse, a parent, or somebody else you care about is exhibiting certain memory related symptoms, you may have a number of questions and worries strolling through your mind. Those worries set up shop, stake down the tent, and plan to remain there for a long time. You don’t have to let them stay.
Encourage this senior to visit their doctor. Memory loss that begins to impact daily life is one of the earliest signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. If you notice this senior forgetting conversations he recently had with you, missing appointments, and becoming confused more often, even using the wrong word at times, that could very well be symptomatic of some type of dementia.
No one should diagnose a loved one or even themselves; this should be left to an experienced and licensed medical professional. However, when somebody is diagnosed with dementia, a question arises about what the future will hold.
You want the best care and support for this individual.
No matter what relationship you have with this aging senior, you want them to enjoy life and be safe. Could that be done at home? It’s possible, but whether they live alone, with a spouse, or with a friend or even you, the challenges to support them will increase, often quite rapidly and suddenly.
They may begin exhibiting aggressive behaviors, verbal abuse, and other symptoms of anxiety. Without experience, it might be extremely difficult to maintain a positive environment for them to live in.
That’s where memory care assisted living becomes integral.
A memory care assisted living facility will have trained and experienced staff members who are specifically there to support residents with some type of dementia or other memory related struggle.
They will understand about reminders, aggressive behaviors, the importance to be patient, soft-spoken, kind, and supportive. They will also likely have numerous activities that help to stimulate the brain, which can be extremely beneficial at slowing down the progression of memory loss.
A memory care assisted living facility will create a safe environment, too. That means residents will be able to get around on their own, with or without support, and avoid the risk of wandering and getting lost and disoriented.
There are options available for those who are diagnosed with dementia, but one of the best continues to be memory care assisted living.
For more information about assisted living in Shavano Park, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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