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Common Signs You May Be Suffering From Alzheimer’s

Promedica Common Signs You May Be Suffering From Alzheimer’s

Common Signs You May Be Suffering From Alzheimer’s

Our current Alzheimer’s care team knows only too well how difficult it can be when dealing with someone suffering from the condition. This will likely worsen as the years pass by, leaving the person you once knew appearing different. There are of course many ways you can help such individuals to remain active and live full-filling lives, and in order to achieve this, we have identified the key signs that someone may be developing Alzherimer’s, giving you the chance to seek our relevant Alzheimer’s support at the earliest opportunity.

What Exactly is Alzheimer’s?

We still don’t know what exactly causes Alzheimer’s, but we are certainly aware of how this can affect someone both in the short and long-term, where some of the main issues will centre around both memory and general thinking ability. In general, Alzheimer’s is something which hugely diminishes the capacity for people to act with composure from a mental perspective, often leading to highly differing personalities to how they were before their diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s is more likely to develop as you get older, and you may also be at more risk if your family has a long history of suffering from the condition. In rare cases, symptoms can be brought upon by individuals themselves, especially if they have neglected mental health issues for too long or have made poor lifestyle choices for a considerable period of time.

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How Do You Know If Someone Has Alzheimer’s?

Now the important part! Here are some of the key symptoms for Alzheimer’s. If you suspect someone may be developing any of these, make sure you have thought about any live-in care arrangements which may be required in the future.

Always Confused

Does your loved one get confused with even the most basic conversations or tasks? If this happens on a frequent basis, then they may be losing the ability to think with precision, and that can certainly be a sign of early Alzheimer’s.

Poor Mobility

Someone suffering with Alzheimer’s may find it difficult to actually move about without regular intervention from someone else. This also stretches to personal care such as washing or using the toilet. If this is the case, ensure personal live-in care has been thoroughly researched, as this helps affected individuals complete these tasks with some much needed dignity.

Mental Health Issues

Losing your grip on mental health can certainly be attributed towards a number of factors, and Alzheimer’s is definitely something which can bring about pretty negative thoughts. This could be general anxiety and depression, both of which make everyday living an incredibly laborious affair.

World Alzheimer’s Month 2021

Throughout September, everyone has been encouraged to help raise awareness and educate others about the condition during World Alzheimer’s Month. The theme for this year was ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s, and it’s this message that formed the backbone behind major campaigns to highlight key issues suffered by people with the condition. People who know someone with Alzheimer’s were also encouraged to talk about their experiences, giving others a greater understanding of how to approach care in the most appropriate way.

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