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.