Alzheimer Disease

Posted on April 12, 2023

by Ernie Estor, MD

Resurrection Home Care

Alzheimer Disease (AD) is a debilitating disorder that involves the accumulation of protein plaques in deep structures in our brain that help with memory function. The cause of this plaque buildup is unknown. At this time, it is incurable, and people affected by this condition exhibit progressively worsening memory and unusual behaviors. 

How would you know if your loved one has the disease? The following is a concise list of signs of early Alzheimer’s:

1. Memory loss

2. Failing to remember the location of familiar places and landmarks

3. Increased anxiety and mood changes

4. Personality changes

5. Normal daily tasks take longer than usual

6. Forgetting to pay bills

7. Mishandling money

8. Poor judgement and bad decision making 

9. Lack of initiative

The key to managing the disease is early detection and family members recognizing the disease early on in its stages can have a significant impact on the proper care of their parent or grandparent. 

If you recognize any of the above symptoms on your loved one, it is important for you to talk to your healthcare provider. 

At Resurrection Home Care, we specialize in Alzheimer disease care. Our caregivers are provided with an extensive curriculum in Alzheimer’s dementia care and are expected to provide the best quality of supportive care. As the disease progresses, our caregivers can aid in your loved one’s basic activities of daily living, such as feeding, dressing, bathing, and toileting. We can help your loved one live their life to the fullest in the remainder of their days. 

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