Comparing normal aging changes vs. that of Alzheimer’s disease patients (Posted late on 08/22 from 0820)

Like I have stated over the past few days, there are some typical signs and symptoms of a person that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I would now like to relate the changes stated online between normal everyday aging versus that of people that have Alzheimer’s. The chart states:

Signs of Alzheimer’s Typical age-related changes
Poor judgment and decision making Making a bad decision once in a while
Inability to manage a budget Missing a monthly payment
Losing track of the date or the season Forgetting which day it is and remembering later
Difficulty having a conversation Sometimes forgetting which word to use
Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them Losing things from time to time

So, what is it, you may be asking yourself, can you as a caregiver do to help your clients know that they may have Alzheimer’s. Early detection is extremely important for early treatment may be able to help slow down the symptoms and ward off the symptoms for as long as possible!

Experts are coming up with treatment options as I write. With some of these options, your clients may be able to maintain their independence (for the most part) for longer than they would have just a few years ago.

Your clients may be able to get in on the ground level of some clinical drug trials. Not only can their symptoms be maintained but their participation may also help advance further research options! By alerting your clients and their family to learn more about clinical studies, you are once again determining that With Age Come Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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