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Why Asking for Help Is Sometimes the Toughest Job

Alzheimer’s Care in Fairfield CT

Alzheimer's CareFor some people, asking for help is far tougher than dealing with various situations they might have to contend with. When you’re taking care of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may be in for quite a surprise in the future.

At first, things are going to seem relatively simple and straightforward. That senior is not going to require a great deal of physical or emotional support. During the earlier stages of the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, memory loss will be impacting daily life, but that individual may still be able to carry on with most aspects of their daily life.

As the years march on, the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are going to become more significant and the memory loss will be more pronounced. The senior will have numerous episodes of confusion, anxiety, fear, and frustration.

During those moments, they may become more physically or verbally aggressive. They might begin seeing things, calling you names, and doing other things that cause emotional or even physical pain to the people closest to them.
In these types of situations, it’s more often that people begin asking for help, but it’s best to begin seeking assistance earlier than that.

When to ask for help.

The best time to ask for help is at the beginning. When a loved one has first been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they have an opportunity to begin doing things, developing certain routines, and being mentally stimulated that can have a positive influence on their quality of life in the future.

Just because they can do the physical tasks and take care of themselves decently enough during those earlier years doesn’t mean professional and experienced care shouldn’t be considered.

Why asking for help is sometimes so difficult.

Many family members feel it’s their responsibility to care for their aging loved one, especially a parent or grandparent. If they can’t do it because of their schedule, even though they live just down the street, they might feel guilty.

Family members might make them feel guilty, asking, “Why can’t you help your own mother? She was always there for you.”

Those comments are not going to do anybody any good, and what they also do is discourage people from actually asking for help when they know full well they need it.

If you are currently caring for a family member diagnosed with any form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and you understand your own limitations and still want what’s best for your loved one, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

The simplest way to do that is to pick up a phone and contact a local home care agency. That’s the best way to provide support for those who need it most.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s Care in Fairfield, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Fairfield, CT at 203-923-8866.

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Jay Kiley

Jay Kiley has spent over well over 30 years providing world class customer service to clients around the world. Whether it was during his career in banking as asenior officer with Fortune 500 companies or working with some of the wealthiest people in the world with the Superyacht Rigging Company he owned with his brother; customer service was and is first and foremost.

As the Regional Developer of SYNERGY HomeCare in Connecticut for the past several years Kiley again puts the customer’s needs first. Working with the four five SYNERGY HomeCare Connecticut offices, Danbury, Bristol, Stamford, East Haven and Fairfield, which he owns with his wife of 34 years,Laurie, he has lead the SYNERGY CareTeam to tremendous growth and continued success. Knowing first hand how health, aging and memory care issues can take a toll on a family, he is a very hands-on owner. He makes his cell phone available to all clients and their families providing more than just care, Kiley provides solutions to his client’s care needs and peace of mind to their family.