Alzheimer’s disease is something that no one wants to deal with and when you think that your elderly loved one could be dealing with early Alzheimer’s disease signs and symptoms, you might be worried about finding out the truth. However, the earlier that you have this disease diagnosed, the better the Alzheimer’s care for your loved one could be.
It’s easy to miss the earliest Alzheimer’s disease signs and symptoms. They can be subtle and you might not even notice them if you don’t spend a great deal of time with your elderly loved one. You shouldn’t feel bad if you realize that you might have missed some of those earliest signs because even though they may be commonly associated with the disease, they can also be just symptoms of getting older or being stressed or having too much to do. When you learn about some of the common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, you’ll understand.
Some of the common Alzheimer’s disease signs and symptoms include the following:
- Having trouble planning or solving problems. Does that sound familiar? It likely does because many of us have these problems at some point in our lives. However, if your loved one is usually very organized and knows just how to solve a lot of complex problems, and they continually struggle to do these simple tasks now, it could be a sign of a more serious problem.
- Memory loss. Even though many of us forget where we put our keys, when your loved one is having trouble remembering things that they used to keep stored for easy access within their mind, then you want to keep an eye on them and bring them to a doctor.
- Trouble completing basic tasks at home or in the office. We tend to know where everything in within our work space. When your elderly loved one is showing signs that he or she can’t complete basic tasks, then it could be a sign that something more serious is wrong.
- Confusion about the time or where they are. If you can admit that you’ve found yourself confused about the day or the time, or where you were, then you’re probably normal. However, if this happens more often than it should, it could be a sign that you need to get your loved one to a doctor.
Few people want to face the prospect of Alzheimer’s, but when the prospect is real, the earlier you know about it, the better the Alzheimer’s care can be. As you can see, it can be easy to miss those common signs and symptoms of this disease.
Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.
After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.
As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)
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