Over ten percent of adults 65 years or older has Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This is a disease with no known prevention method, treatment, or cure. If your loved one is showcasing signs of Alzheimer’s, it may be time to consider moving them into a Richfield assisted living center. Here are five warning signs to watch out for:
This is what most people think of when Alzheimer’s disease is brought up. It can be difficult at first to discern between regular memory loss due to old age, and Alzheimer’s related memory loss. With Alzheimer’s, memory loss is severe enough to have a drastic affect on day-to-day life.
People with Alzheimer’s often lose the ability to make good judgements. This makes them an easy target for telemarketers and scammers, unfortunately.
If you notice your loved one withdrawing from normal social interactions with family and friends, it may be a sign that they are experience the onset of Alzheimer’s.
A person with Alzheimer’s may become easily confused. They can forget where they are, or why they are there, for example.
Difficulty speaking and writing is a major warning sign. You may notice that they frequently stop mid-sentence and forget what they were talking about. Other symptoms include forgetting common words, and constantly repeating themselves.
Deciding when to move your loved one into Richfield assisted living can be a tough decision. If they have Alzheimer’s disease, we can help them maintain a good standard of living. Call today to learn more.