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It’s Important to Get Regular Health Screenings, Even for Those with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care in Milford CT

Alzheimer's Care in Milford CTJust because your aging father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that doesn’t mean he has to give up on life. There may be no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment, but with the billions upon billions of dollars being pumped into research regarding this particular form of dementia, there may be solutions and cures that get developed in the coming years.

That’s not meant to lift anyone’s hope, but rather point out the value of continuing to take care of one’s own personal health and well-being, even in the face of the long, lonely road toward increased memory loss a person faces through Alzheimer’s.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it highlights the importance for seniors and others, especially those over the age of 50, to get regular health screenings to detect various potential problems, especially cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the number two cause of cancer -related deaths in the United States (CDC). The best way to properly diagnose this form of cancer that would also provide the best options for treatment is through colorectal screening. This usually involves a colonoscopy which, to some individuals, is something they would rather avoid than deal with.

For an elderly individual who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, when a family member is encouraging him or her to get a colonoscopy or other health screening, if they have certain apprehensions or concerns about the discomfort, pain, or any other issues with regard to those health screenings, they may not see the point.

They may say, “What’s the point? I have a terminal illness, so it’s not going to matter whether I get cancer.”

To them, especially during lucid moments, that argument makes a lot of sense. On the surface it may also make sense to some family members and friends, but in reality it’s important for everyone to take care of their health and avoid some serious potential issues.

If you find yourself having a difficult time trying to convince your aging mother or father or some other loved one to get regular screenings for various health issues because of their Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it’s a clear sign they might not have a positive outlook on their own future. In reality, the more active a person is, the more exercise they get, and the more mental stimulation they get, the more they can help delay the onset of significant memory loss, providing them an opportunity to enjoy life and stick around for a longer period of time.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for an aging suffering with Alzheimer’s in Milford, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at SYNERGY HomeCare. Call today! 203-713-9446

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Abid Mahmud

Abid is a Partner in SYNERGY HomeCare of Milford. Abid joined SYNERGY HomeCare in July 2015 and since then has been involved in actively promoting the business of non-medical home care that specializes in providing personalized and comprehensive home care plans allowing clients to maintain their quality of life and independence in a familiar environment. He oversees complete operations of the business with an aim to propel the business in the most proficient manner by offering cost-effective and efficient solutions to the clients.

Abid joined the Navy in 1979 as a Cadet and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1983.He completed his Bachelors and later Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering.He served onboard various ships as Chief Engineer.Over the years in the Navy, he held increasing responsible posts in field, staff and command positions.After seeking an early retirement from the Navy in 2007, Abid got involved in project management of thermal power plant whereby he was responsible for engineering, construction, erection, commissioning and operation of various power plants.

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