Alzheimer’s Care Daily in Wellesley, MA
Relying on somebody else to provide care for an aging loved one isn’t always easy for a lot of people to do. Many people feel it is their responsibility to take care of their aging mother or father as they get older, especially after a recent diagnosis of some form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s. However, many people don’t really understand most of the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and therefore don’t fully comprehend the proper ways to offer support that are incredibly beneficial to the senior.
Hiring an experienced Alzheimer’s care provider isn’t supposed to be a roll of the dice where the family members sit back and hope everything works out. It should be a proactive process in which the senior and his or her family members are actively involved in determining whether or not that particular caregiver has the experience they need and the personality that will mesh well with the elderly individual.
Once you’ve hired an Alzheimer’s care provider, here are three signs that this situation and relationship are making a positive difference for the senior.
Sign #1: The senior is happy.
Even though the elderly individual might not have wanted to consider a home care aide at the moment, especially being that the symptoms of the disease were not too severe, when they are happy and comfortable, pursuing new activities or even old ones they’d given up, it’s a good sign this is working out for them.
Sign #2: The senior is getting mental stimulation on a consistent basis.
Instead of watching TV or sitting around looking out the window all day, the caregiver is engaging the senior in mentally stimulating activities, including doing the crossword puzzle, playing chess or other strategic games, reading, writing, etc. While the benefits of this may be limited at the moment, at least seemingly so, as the disease progresses these activities can actually help to delay the onset of more serious aspects of memory loss.
Sign #3: The senior is getting exercise.
Not only is exercise good for the muscles in the body, it’s also good for the brain. The more exercise a person gets, the more efficient their heart can pump blood throughout the body and that helps to carry oxygen to all of those vital organs, including the brain. When the senior is getting high quality exercise and care, it is going to make a tremendous difference in his or her life as the disease continues to progress.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in Wellesley, MA or anywhere in Eastern Massachusetts, please call the caring staff at Care Resolutions – (508) 906-5572 .
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