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Providing the Best Alzheimer’s Care in 3 Easy Steps

Alzheimer’s Care in Stamford CT

Alzheimer's CareMost people want what is best for their loved ones. When a parent, spouse, or other family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, they may not have a great deal of experience with the various signs and symptoms associated with it, and they may be encouraged to look into professional care, but far too often they focus on supporting their loved one personally, as best they can.

There are a number of things every family can do to help provide the best Alzheimer’s care possible. Here are three simple and easy steps that any family, friend, or other loved one can take that will help to encourage the best possible care for a loved one diagnosed with this particular disease.

Easy Step #1: Hire a professional.

There’s a reason why hiring a professional and experienced home care aide is recommended by many medical professionals. It has to do with expectations and how the disease progresses.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, which means it will continue to exhibit more significant signs and symptoms and memory loss as the months and years go by. Families rarely have prior experience supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s, and therefore may not know the best steps to take at the moment that can have a positive influence and provide comfort in the years ahead.

A home care provider who has prior experience working with seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other forms of dementia can be invaluable as the disease worsens.

Easy Step #2: Listen.

Learning to listen is an acquired skill. Is it not something everyone is born with the ability to do.

Being able and willing to listen to an elderly loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s will help the family figure out the best steps to take to support them in the best manner possible.

Easy Step #3: Keep in touch.

It’s not just important to be able to listen to what the senior has to say, but to also stay in close communication with him or her. Thanks to technology, making a call on the cell phone, on a videoconference call, or some other way leaves almost no excuse for not keeping in contact with the senior and/or his or her family.

Emails, letters, postcards, phone calls, and more are all great ways to show the senior just how much he or she is still cared about and how important they are to other people. That can be incredibly important now and into the future.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in Stamford, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

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Valerie VanBooven RN BSN

Editor in Chief at Approved Senior Network
Valerie is a Registered Nurse and long-term care expert. She has published 4 books on caring for aging adults and is the Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com and ApprovedSeniorNetwork.com
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