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Signs You May Need Alzheimer’s Care

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  • Increasingly relying on memory aids (notes) and family members for things
  • Making financial mistakes

As the Disease Progresses

  • Withdraw from work and social activities
  • Confusion with time and place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relations. May not be able to judge distance well or identify colors or contrast. This can cause issues with driving
  • Aren’t as familiar with where they are going anymore
  • Problems following or joining a conversation. May repeat themselves or stop in the middle of a conversation and not understand how to continue
  • Changes in mood and personality. They may be suspicious, confused, depressed or fearful and anxious. They may be easily upset when out of their
    comfort zone.

Bigger Issues and Safety Concerns

  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Poor hygiene
  • Hair is not washed
  • Wearing the same clothes day after day
  • Spoiled food in the fridge
  • Medications are haphazardly hidden throughout the house
  • They often misplace items and lose their ability to retrace their steps

Watch the Video: Signs of Needing Alzheimer's Care

Don’t wait for a crisis to respond. Many seniors respond better in memory care communities when they settle into their new home sooner rather than later.