Did you know that every 65 seconds someone is developing Alzheimer’s or Dementia in the United States? That is a startling fact. In 2018, 1 in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or some other kind of Dementia making it now the 6thleading cause of death in America. That’s more than breast and prostate cancer combined. In America, 16.1 millionpeople are providing unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other Dementias. That takes a huge toll on the caregivers who are usually close family members and friends.
Your Choice Senior Care is committed to helping the aging population and especially those with Alzheimer’s and other types of Dementia. We have armed our workforce with the tools needed to provide the most specialized and personal care to those with these diseases by putting them through in-depth training through the Alabama Dementia Education and Training Act. This act requires them to be educated on the different types of Dementia diseases and the best way to provide care in these scenarios. This training gives our caregivers the ability to be able to properly care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia. Our caregivers are able to provide care in the home, in a facility or wherever you need our assistance. We are available from as little as 2 hours a day up until 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
June was Alzheimer’s and Brain awareness month. Know the 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s. (listed below). Know when to ask for help. Know when to take a break. Remember to take care of yourself.
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
- Challenges in planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgement
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality.