Services and treatment that provide the appropriate care for seniors suffering memory loss will depend on what’s contributing to their memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is one cause of memory loss, but several other conditions can cause memory loss, too, such as: Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy body dementia.
Age-related memory loss would not prevent older adults from living life. The changes in memory can show up in your loved one as occasionally and temporally, forgetting a person’s name or when they start to misplace glasses and forgetting apportionments. These memory changes are manageable, allowing older adults to live independently, work, and maintain a social life.
However, seniors tend to adapt to their progressive memory loss because family and friends start to link their memory loss to aging, so they normalize it. Nonetheless, families and friends tend to adjust to the progressive memory loss of their loved ones because living with dementia is difficult..
Suppose you begin to notice a decline in your loved ones’ thinking and organizational skills; take this as a good sign to see a doctor. The fall of these skills is the first sign your loved one is experiencing a mild cognitive impairment. Though mild cognitive impairments do not prevent seniors from performing everyday tasks, this impairment can eventually become Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Progressive memory loss requires seniors to acquire help with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. Instrumental activities of daily living, also known as IADLs, are activities seniors need to live independently. These activities are more complex because they involve thinking and organizational skills. Assisted living provides seniors with the necessary care to help their loved ones with their daily activities allowing them to live with dignity.
As you prepare to navigate all long-term care phases of your loved one, our GYC Senior Care Family is available to answer any questions you may have.
Our GYC Senior Care Family Team is here to assist your loved one with all Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.
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