When to Seek Help for Memory Loss
by AAA T.L.C., on Feb 26, 2021 2:36:28 PM
Memory problems are common as people age. However, it can be difficult to tell the difference between normal, age-related forgetfulness and serious memory problems.
Most people have occasional troubles remembering where they put their keys now and then. However, signs that your loved one may have more serious memory problems may include, asking the same questions over and over again, getting lost in familiar places, not being able to follow instructions, becoming confused about time, people, and places.
There are a range of conditions that fall under the umbrella of memory problems, a few examples include
- Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Individuals with this condition may have more memory or other thinking problems than other people their age. People with MCI can often take care of themselves and do their normal activities but may frequently lose things, forget important appointments, or lose their words when speaking.
- Dementia: This condition is not a normal part of aging. Dementia includes loss of cognitive functioning such as thinking, remembering, learning, and reasoning to the extent that it interferes and diminishes a person’s quality of life. People with dementia may also have issues with language, visual perception, or paying attention. Some people may also experience personality changes.
- Alzheimer’s: Perhaps the most well-known memory related disease, Alzheimer’s is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. This disease effects 5.5 million Americans as well as their families.
We know that it can be extremely challenging and overwhelming for families of seniors with memory problems. When there has been diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, caring for someone with these or similar conditions can be exhausting and difficult.
At AAA T.L.C we provide families with peace of mind by providing expert in-home caregivers and nurses to seniors with memory problems, no matter the severity. Whether it's lending a helping hand with daily routines or ensure your loved one can remain in the comfort of home for as long as possible, we have the expertise and compassion needed to address and support those with a range of memory related conditions. Call or email us today to learn more.