Senior care isn’t just for those that are getting a little bit older, or for those that are finding issue with daily tasks. It goes deeper than that. When someone you love starts showing signs of Alzheimer’s, it’s a difficult time for everyone in the family. These are the top three signs that someone you love could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s:
1. Severe Memory Loss
When it starts affecting daily life, it’s when you should really start paying closer attention. If your loved one has misplaced the car keys every single day of the week, if they’re forgetting what they’re doing on a constant basis, there’s a problem arising. Forgetting about appointments, and most notably, names – those are both major issues. If they need a device like phone reminders and alarms to remember multiple things on a daily basis, something isn’t right.
2. Confused About Time or Location
They may not always be vocal about it, but when your loved one forgets where you are and what’s going on, that’s one of the biggest signs. Suddenly, you’re all in the middle of a family outing, and they forget what’s going on and where they are. It can also lead to constantly forgetting what time it is.
3. Changes in Judgment
We all have the little voice in our head, or the shoulder angel, as some call it. When you’re going through the early stages of Alzheimer’s you can lose that voice, your inhibition. This leads to making poor choices that your loved one normally wouldn’t make.
If you’re in need of a professional to aid in caring for your loved one, and you want the right person for the job, call Sutton In-Home Senior Care at 417-865-8812 and discuss your needs for immediate help.
Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.
Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.