Jun 8, 2017 by Alan White
When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s it may feel like time has stopped; not just for your mother or father, but for you as well. As you sit in the doctor’s office receiving the diagnosis, you hear the words, but it can be hard to comprehend exactly what they’re saying. In home health care services want you to know that this is normal. Even if you and mom or dad suspected they might be in the early stages of this horrific disease, hearing the words can cloud anyone’s brain. As the doctors and nurses discuss prognosis, treatment, and the future, absorbing all the information isn’t easy.
In home health care services professionals know that Alzheimer’s is prevalent in seniors over the age of 85 with over 45% suffering from some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s with no known cure. However, it is a slowly progressing disease, and diagnosis does not identify the end of the life.
Many seniors like your mother or father may slip into memory loss without knowing it while family members accept the changes as the standard aging progression. The experts from in home health care services believe that although it is true, there are treatments including medications and therapies that work for many individuals to slow the disease down. It is also suggested if changes in personality and memory are noted, your parent may have other medical issues causing this that may be treatable.
More women have Alzheimer's than men which often affects the family dynamics. However, researchers believe this is not gender-based and we believe this may be related to the fact that women tend to live longer lives than men.
Hopefully this information can help you and your loved one with the process of dementia or Alzheimer’s. If you want to learn more about dementia care, our care providers are happy to talk with you.
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