The tragic and heartbreaking disease we commonly know as Alzheimer’s directly affects the memory of yourself, or a loved one in a little as just a few, short years. And, although Alzheimer’s affects each individual different than the last or the next, the disease generally shows the same warning signs and medical professionals highly recommend you seek out help from an appropriate specialist to learn more. With that being said, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with the disease, you can rest assured our home health care providers in Naples will do everything in their power to keep you or your loved one as comfortable as possible throughout the years of dealing with Alzheimer’s. But before you read on, be sure you catch up by reading our previous post on the first two warning signs of early onset Alzheimer’s.
Below, you’ll read four more, of the 10, warning signs of Alzheimer’s according to the Alzheimer’s Association:
3. Difficulty completing tasks.
Because memory is directly affected by Alzheimer’s, difficulty completing what used to be familiar tasks at leisure, such as finding a familiar location, remembering rules to an often-played game or managing a budget can become difficult. A typical age-related change in memory would be occasional assistance or a reminder to record a television show or how to use the settings on a microwave oven.
4. Confusion with time or place.
Individuals who have early onset Alzheimer’s commonly lose track of time, dates and sometimes the seasons as they change. If something is not happening immediately, they may also become a bit conflicted and confused. In most cases, someone experiencing early onset Alzheimer’s will forget where they are or, in some instances, how they got there.
5. Trouble understanding spatial relationships or visual images.
When experiencing early onset Alzheimer’s, individuals may have trouble with their vision, including difficulty judging distance, reading and determining contrast and colors. This means there could be potential issues with driving.
6. Speaking or writing issues.
People with Alzheimer’s may have issues when conversing. It’s typical for an individual to stop in the middle of a conversation or to repeat themselves. Additionally, a struggle in vocabulary may be present and they may have problems with names.
Reach Out To Gulfshore Home Care in Naples
Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking and tragic disease that takes hold of too many individuals too early in life. If you or a loved one has experienced or been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, we encourage you to reach out to our home health care providers. At Gulfshore Home Care in Naples, you can expect high-quality health care provided for yourself or a loved one at your home. With our experience in dealing with Alzheimer’s patients, you can rest assured you or your loved one will be in good hands. Schedule a consultation with us online here and read more about our services available! Stay tuned for more in our next blog.