Senior Care Quick Guide: Learn to SPOT the Early Onset of Alzheimer’s

by | Nov 26, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wife Comforting Senior Husband Suffering With Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is very common in the senior population, and it’s also the most common kind of dementia. When someone has dementia, caring for them has to be more dedicated and focused. Many family members will seek assistance from providers of in home care in Montgomery County, Md so that they can fully extend the quality care that their loved one deserves.

So, is there a way to spot Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages? Thankfully, there are. Let us enumerate them for you:

  • Forgetfulness that is more frequent than normal
    While forgetting events or dates can be common among the elderly, their repetitive forgetfulness can be suspicious. When you observe this occurrence of memory loss, take your loved one to their doctor very soon.
  • Easily losing track of time or place
    Recognizing events or dates can be increasingly difficult for people with early Alzheimer’s symptoms. They may be unable to recognize their present whereabouts or even how or why they got there in the first place.
  • Inability to follow through plans and solutions
    Your loved one will have a hard time working with numbers, such as when they have to take more than one medication. At this point, the assistance of providers of home health care in Takoma Park, Maryland can be very helpful.
  • Difficulty to complete even familiar activities
    A person’s concentration ability can also be affected with the early onset of Alzheimer’s. Consequently, routine activities that require critical thinking, such as driving to their workplace, may take a longer time to accomplish.
  • Easily misplacing items
    They start putting things in unusual locations, such as the car keys inside the freezer, leading to think that someone has stolen such item.
  • Loss of vision
    The person can also experience vision problems, such as increasing inability to read. They may need constant companionship from providers of home care services in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • Going through extreme mood changes
    Your loved one may also fluctuate in their moods and personality, especially manifesting signs of confusion, anxiety, or depression. They also get easily irritated when a usual activity is not carried out.
  • Withdrawing from their social circles
    They don’t often participate in social gatherings or the activities that they previous enjoy or find important, such that they will need to be accompanied by personnel giving home care services in Potomac, Maryland.

Nest & Care is a dedicated in-home care in Montgomery County, MD. We provide service in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring and its neighboring communities. If you’re looking for a dedicated and professional caregiver who can help a loved one for their daily needs, Nest & Care can help. We carefully match each client with the best caregiver and formulate an individualized plan that best suits the family’s needs and goals. Excellent service to our clients and families is of paramount importance to us. Call us today for your free in-home assessment by a Nest & Care Registered Nurse.

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.