Are things changing with someone you know and love? Are you worried they’re just not behaving like themselves? In older adults, memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It’s important to be able to recognize the signs of someone living with dementia.
Some people with dementia may start acting in dramatically different ways. They may become more anxious or agitated, or withdraw from social situations. Their physical appearance might change. These and other signs signal that it might be time for memory care. Memory care is a form of assisted living with full-time professional care for senior adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or any form of memory impairment. Keep in mind that someone already living in assisted living may become a candidate for memory care as their memory impairment progresses.
If you’re concerned that a loved one may need memory care, consult your primary care physician, a geriatric psychiatrist or a neurologist for a diagnosis. In Dallas, memory care at Edgemere gives you the expertise of certified team members to tackle the challenges of memory loss. They employ best-in-class technologies with a compassionate approach to supporting a calm, comforting environment. Don’t hesitate to contact us through our website using the form at the bottom of the page or by calling (214) 265-9100 to schedule your personal consultation.
What to Do if You Notice These Signs.
Whether you see these signs in yourself or a loved one, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. Early detection will let you explore treatments that may provide some relief of symptoms and help preserve a level of independence longer.
At Edgemere, memory care is tailored to each individual, and includes specialized therapies, programs and services designed to improve daily living for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.