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5 Signs Your Loved One Needs Memory Care

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As our loved ones age, it can be challenging to recognize when their needs surpass the support we can provide at home. Morning Pointe Senior Living‘s memory care communities are dedicated to offering specialized care for individuals with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Knowing the signs that indicate a need for memory care can help ensure your loved one receives the appropriate care and attention they deserve. Here are 5 key indicators that it may be time to consider memory care for your loved one:

1. Wandering

As Alzheimer’s or dementia progresses, the amount of wandering may increase. Simple tasks become more difficult, leading to more wandering, day and night.

2. Finance Challenges

Unpaid bills, loans and taxes are no longer in order. They may not be able to handle their financial responsibilities, keeping important items accurate and up-to-date.

3. Forgetting to Take or Overtaking Medication

When your loved one can’t remember taking their medication, when or how much, it is a clear sign that they need regular assistance.

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4. Loneliness

If your loved one is no longer enjoying the activities they used to love, they may start to isolate and avoid going out altogether. Experts suggest that up to 40% of people with Alzheimer’s suffer from depression as well.

5. Caregiver Burnout

How is your overall physical and mental health? Caregiver burnout is very common, especially for those caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Remember, your health matters too.

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Finding an appropriate memory care community for your loved one on a journey with Alzheimer’s or other dementia is not a weakness. Rather, making sure your loved one has the level of care they need can help strengthen their physical and mental health while providing you with peace of mind that they are safe, cared for, and engaged.

Call a Morning Pointe Senior Living memory care community near you to find out if memory care may be appropriate for your loved one, or take a tour.

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