According to Dementia Australia, more than 400,000 Australians are living with dementia, and we can expect that there will be more than 589,000 people with dementia by 2028 and over a million by 2058. It accounts for about two-thirds of cases; Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in Australia.
Recognizing the indications of Alzheimer's disease at an early stage can be critical to provide proper care and avoid potentially dangerous situations. The common primary symptoms can appear as issues that are easily mistaken for a different ailment. Sometimes they are shrugged off, as usual, age-related changes.
Forgetting information learned recently or memory loss is one of the most common signs of Alzheimer's. Still, several other lesser-known indicators are unnoticed such as changes in mood or personality, problems with speaking and writing, trouble with routine tasks, disinterest in activities that they used to enjoy. Also, they tend to have increased anxiety, and they become distrustful and suspicious of others as well.
Family members and friends can miss critical signs that a senior family member needs help – and doesn't even know it. Merely keeping an eye out for forgetfulness isn't enough we need to be aware of the following signs a loved one is suffering.
Our elderly should not be alone in their aging process; it is crucial that we continuously check-in and consider our senior loved one's health and safety. If your loved one is indicating early-onset of Alzheimer's disease, it's essential to talk to senior relatives and your doctor or caregiver. Recognizing the indications of Alzheimer's disease at an early stage can be critical to providing proper treatments.
The CareSide are experts in assisting our seniors to continue to live at home with this condition by providing a person-centred approach to Home Care. We understand the challenges of how best to manage and cope with the situation, and can make your loved one safe and comfortable in their own home.
If you have any questions, visit us at www.thecareside.com.au or call one of our friendly team on 1300 85 40 80.
Caring for our elderly parents shouldn't be a burden or responsibility to undertake alone. Ultimately, caring for our elderly parents means making sure they are safe and happy.