For adult children and family caregivers, just the idea that a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease might wander can be frightening. It is one of the most challenging behaviors for families to manage.
Occasionally memory lapses happen to everyone. All of us have found ourselves in the grocery store thinking we have our carefully written list in hand, but it really is lying on the counter at home next to the dripping sink.
Have you ever discovered, as the car feels rough to drive, that you are over 500 miles on a much needed oil change for your car? Are you concerned your aging parents’ memory lapses are more than the normal aging process?
If a Pennsylvania senior loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease, it may be hard not to worry about how safe they are living alone. But dementia experts tell us that maintaining independence for as long as is safely possible also helps to slow the progression of the disease. It often leaves adult children struggling to find the right balance. So what can you do to keep an aging loved one safe at home after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?
When an older adult for whom you provide care lives with Alzheimer’s disease, you face challenges unique to this disease. Safety concerns are high on the list. One of the more difficult behaviors family caregivers find themselves struggling to cope with can be wandering. The numbers prove how prevalent the issue is.
If you are a caregiver of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, you know firsthand the debilitating impact caused by this disease.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it leaves families struggling to find ways to manage both the physical and emotional tolls. As the number of people living with this disease climbs higher every day, it is important for family caregivers to know about hospice and when someone with Alzheimer’s might be eligible.