​ ​​Caregiving

Senior Care


Care Transitions​​

Painting by Dan McDaniel​

Alzheimer's disease places immense responsibilities on families and loved ones. ​Learn all that you can about the illness and its progression. Below are some points that may be helpful if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's:

  • Maintain a living environment that will maximize your loved one's ability to function.
  • ​Be prepared to orient the confused person often - have a white board with the day, date and season on it.
  • Avoid confrontation as this will lead to anxiety.
  • ​Always talk to the person by standing in front of them  make sure they can see you clearly.
  • ​Always explain what you are doing and give simple and accurate information.
  • Be patient and mindful of your body tone. A person with Alzheimer's​ can read aggressive body language.

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Alzheimer's Care

​​​​​​​dear seniors


Signs to look for:

​Alzheimer's is progressive, so symptoms will gradually get worse, but how quickly and in what ways depends on the individual. Here are some of the warning signs:

1. Recent memory loss that affects daily life

2. Difficulty performing normal tasks

3. Problems with language

4. Disorientation of time and place

5. Decreased or poor judgment

6. Changes in personality

7. Misplacing things

8. Problems with abstract thinking

9. Changes in mood or behavior

​10.Loss of initiative

I want to go home