There are different types of dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common type. It accounts for an estimated 60 to 80 percent of cases. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
How do you know if it’s Alzheimer’s or just “Old Age”?
Some memory loss is usually typical with age. However, chronic memory problems are usually the first signs of Alzheimer’s. Potential early warning signs are word finding trouble, vision and spatial mis-judgments, and impaired reasoning or irrational decision making.
Signs of Alzheimer’s
|Memory challenges that upset daily life||Occasionally unable remember names or appointments, but remembering later|
|Unable to make plans or solve problems||Infrequent mistakes when reconciling a checkbook|
|Consistently poor judgment||Making a bad decision once in a while|
|Inability to manage a budget||Missing a monthly payment|
|Losing track of the date or season||Forgetting which day it is, but remembering later|
|Frequent difficulty in carrying on a conversation||Sometimes forgetting which word to use|
|Unable to retrace steps to find things||Misplacing or losing objects occasionally|
Assisting Hands® Palm Beach can help you and your loved one
Because Alzheimer’s and Dementia disorders can take many forms and present distinctive challenges, our caregivers are carefully trained in providing appropriate and positive reinforcement techniques in a loving and dignified manner.
Call 561-829-3080 today to find out how Assisting Hands® Palm Beach can assist you.