Elder Care in Katy TX
Alzheimer’s disease will progress over time. During the earliest stages of this disease, many people will experience certain signs of memory loss and may not come to the realization that it may be a form of dementia. Some people think it’s just the natural process of aging why they can’t remember where they left their car keys, why they can’t keep track of conversations they had the previous day, or even miss doctor’s appointments every once in a while. Eventually, though, the memory loss will begin to impact daily life. That is usually the time when people make an appointment with the doctor, because they have to know. More often than not, a person will be dealing with the earliest effects of Alzheimer’s disease, it signs and symptoms, for about 1 to 2 years before official diagnosis.
In the beginning, the senior may be capable of many things.
He or she may be fully capable of attending to his or her own basic care. It may seem as though a home care aide will be necessary for several years, at the very least. With a spouse or other family member or friend living in the area, they may assume they can do most things on their own.
However, it’s important to think long-term.
The disease will progress. The memory loss will grow more significant and certain health issues will begin to develop. When that happens, more and more assistance will be required. This can place undue pressure on a spouse or other family member or friend.
Routine is important.
Early in the disease’s progression, it’s a good idea to develop a routine. When that senior doesn’t recognize their surroundings or the people with them, that routine can bring them some comfort and may help alleviate the stress of excessive anxiety.
Maintaining high quality of life now is important. Yes, the senior has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but that doesn’t mean the end of their life has already arrived. They can still enjoy life, with certain support systems in place. Encourage activity when safe and where applicable.
For those who have no experience with Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia, it is highly recommended they consider relying on experienced and professional home care support services.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Katy, TX, contact the caring staff at Personal Caregiving Services at 832-564-0338. Providing Care in Houston, Bellaire, West University Place, Katy, and Sugar Land and the surrounding areas.
In 1989 after selling his family owned food service business, Mr. Gerber pursued his compassion for the elderly by completing his geriatric education and training requirements to be a licensed nursing home administrator (LNFA) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.Previously he received his undergraduate business degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters in business administration (MBA) from the University of Houston.In 2003, Mr. Gerber earned his Certification to be a Senior Advisor (CSA).
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