Alzheimer’s Care in Danbury, CT
You’ve been sitting at the kitchen table staring out the window nestled just above the sink for hours now. It’s late at night, you’ve tried to go to sleep but you can’t. Your mind keeps racing around the thoughts of what’s to come. Your father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and you’re wondering whether professional care is something he should be considering now.
During those first days, weeks, and even months after a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the questions can abound. It can be difficult to get a handle on life, especially trying to figure out the best thing to do for your loved one.
You may know he’s completely capable of taking care of himself at the moment, but what about six months from now? A year? Five years?
If you’re like most people, you don’t have any prior direct experience with Alzheimer’s. You don’t know what’s going to happen a couple of years down the road. Your father has stated quite clearly he wants to remain at home for the rest of his life. How long that will be can only be determined by the natural course of time.
So how do you know if or when hiring a professional and experienced Alzheimer’s care provider is going to be beneficial? How do you know it’s going to make a difference?
Here are three signs that could very well indicate that experienced caregiver will make a difference for your elderly loved one.
Sign #1: The senior has a tendency to watch too much television.
TV is a passive activity. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with watching some TV from time to time, if the senior is watching TV all day long, the brain is not getting any stimulation. An experienced caregiver would be able to encourage the senior to read, write, play some strategic thinking games, do a crossword, or stay otherwise mentally active and engaged.
How will this help? It can actually delay the onset of some more serious aspects of memory loss in the future.
Sign #2: The senior gets confused about certain things.
The elderly individual may very well be taking certain prescription medications, have numerous doctor’s appointments, and more. Family members and friends can remind that person when it’s time to take their medication or visit the doctor, but an experienced caregiver will likely be able to develop some better strategies that help the senior stay in control of his or her life.
Sign #3: The senior is beginning to wander.
Wandering off, out of the house, into the dead of night is a far too common situation families of loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s find themselves in from time to time.
For seniors, there’s really no room for error. That’s why an experienced care provider can keep the senior safe, during the day and those overnight hours.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in Danbury, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.
I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.
As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.
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