Having a parent or loved on with memory problems is very frustrating for the family and the person with the memory problem. You are not sure what it is, but something isn’t right. You may be noticing changes you have never seen in them before. That person may be repeating or forgetting things, experiencing uncharacteristic mood swings or having trouble performing everyday tasks.
You may be concerned about your loved one that could be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease but are worried about how to approach them about this delicate situation. It is important to remember that they may have noticed these changes themselves and could be frightened or in denial about what they’re experiencing.
Many people find it difficult to start a conversation about an illness for a variety of reasons. If you are concerned that someone you know may have Alzheimer’s disease it is important to seek medical advice from a Certified Elder Care Doctor as soon as possible. If Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed early enough there are things that can be done to help people prepare for the future by managing the disease early on.
There are many different kinds of Senior Housing options available in Michigan. You’ll want to look for Memory Care Homes, which are available for people that may wander or have behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. They offer the same care and services as an assisted living home but are secure and safe to prevent wandering. Some are more affordable than others.