Could your elderly parent’s failing memory be a sign of a more serious problem?
Many of us will suffer the occasional lapse in memory as we get older, so just because your elderly mother or father keeps forgetting where they’ve left their glasses doesn’t necessarily mean they have dementia!
What you need to look out for are memory lapses that suggest your loved one is confused and is struggling to make sense of the world. Typical examples would be if they keep repeating themselves, or if they regularly forget the names of close family members. Another common symptom is to keep saying that someone is stealing from them.
The importance of full-time, one-to-one support
As well as having to cope with the early signs of dementia, many older people may also be struggling to cope with reduced mobility and poor eyesight or hearing. If your loved one is facing these additional challenges, you really need to consider whether it is safe for them to continue living on their own at home.
Your first thought may be that you should really look after them yourself, but this might not be possible for all sorts of reasons. In all likelihood they would benefit from one-to one care and support both day and night and you need to bear this in mind in helping them choose the right care option for them.
Did you know Care at Home has provided live-in dementia care service since 1990?
Dementia care with Care at Home
All our carers receive regular training in dementia care and know just what they need to do to help our clients continue leading happy and fulfilled lives.
With one-to-one care provided by one of our team of kind, compassionate and professionally trained carers, your loved one will receive the emotional and physical support they need to keep them active and alert, as well as happy and contented.
Care at Home – specialists in dementia care
Care at Home has been providing dementia care since 1990. Over that time we have enabled many hundreds of dementia sufferers maintain their dignity and independence and continue living in the comfort and safety of their own home. We aim to offer the absolute best care possible for your loved one. Give us a call to see that we are genuine and to get any other questions answered. Request our Information Pack on dementia care in any of the ways detailed below.