What are the warning signs of Alzheimer's?
Some memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. However, there are specific symptoms that clearly signal Alzheimer’s disease. These include the inability to complete daily tasks, changes in mood or temperament, losing items in familiar places, and getting lost in familiar areas.
Alzheimer’s sufferers also may forget what day or time of year it is, spend less care and effort in personal hygiene, and show a resistance to social outings, possibly in anticipation of their emerging communication difficulties.
If you recognize any of these signs in yourself or a loved one, it’s important to get a checkup with your doctor.
What is Alzheimer's Aggression?
Alzheimer’s Aggression is a common phase during the middle stage of Alzheimer’s when the person is becoming more frustrated and angry.
Alzheimer’s sufferers may develop delusions, become extremely irritated and aggressive towards spouses and caregivers, and then not remember any incidents afterwards.
Sufferers do not mean to be aggressive with their loved ones; it is the disease causing the behavioral outburts.
How is a memory care facility different from assisted living?
Alzheimer’s and memory care facilities are similar to assisted care facilities and nursing homes in that they provide a safe and secured environment for those loved ones.
These facilities provide 24/7 support and care for those afflicted with memory difficulties. They have locked entrances and exits to make sure residents don’t wander off. They also provide such services as dailty care, medication, physical therapy, transportation, laundry, meals, social activities, and more.