Senior Care in Fishers, IN: Alzheimer’s symptoms in a Loved One

It’s not as easy as it may seem to recognize early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in a loved one. There are many components that are factors in this difficult process. For example, a close family member may not see the symptoms even when they become more pronounced; in a sense they become blind to the symptoms, or seemingly unaware. It’s part of the psychological process of denial.

Denial protects a person from things in reality that could potentially cause great anxiety, conflict or emotional devastation. Denial doesn’t necessary happen on purpose; in fact the family member may not be aware that they are denying facts that are fairly obvious to those who don’t have an emotional investment in the person in question.

Senior Care in Fishers, INIt’s human nature to have a strong desire that your loved one is alright. You can’t bear the thought that she might have something like Alzheimer’s, so you may not see the symptoms for what they are. Yet there are many advantages for the loved one if they get early diagnosis. The drugs developed for this disease are more effective when started on an early course.

If you have any slight suspicions or glimmers of questions as to whether your loved one may have Alzheimer’s disease, it’s worth checking out while still in the early stages. There are other conditions whose symptoms mimic those of Alzheimer’s disease. Your doctor can rule out all other possibilities.

Senior Care – when you care the most

An early diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s benefits both your loved one and yourself, as caregiver. At this early stage, before you get overburdened by the demands and responsibilities, you can plan for the future of both you and your elderly loved one. You will need help from family and friends. You will need support and respite. Some of the things you can begin to plan are:

  • Caregiving – how much you will do and how much will be covered by senior home services.
  • Finances – who will be your parent’s financial manager and how care will be paid for?
  • Senior Care – choosing a care agency and setting up regular care for your loved one
  • Support systems – a support network for the family member primarily in charge of the well-being of the loved one. If that means you, make sure you have a social network in place, friends you can go out with, other family members who can lend their help and give you a shoulder to lean on when you need it.

The caregivers at Great Care are available to talk with you and your family about all of your senior care needs. Great Care is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Fishers, IN and the surrounding areas. Call (317) 595-9933 for more information.

About Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is the Owner at GreatCare of Indianapolis IN.
GreatCare is a licensed, personal services agency, providing in-home care services to the Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas. We serve the personal health and daily care needs of seniors or individuals who prefer to stay at home, but require assistance with everyday activities, such as dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, laundry or errands. Our team of certified nurse aids and home health aids can provide you with personalized, in-home care services to meet your needs, including:
Daytime hourly in-home care
Temporary or post-hospital respite care
24-hour, around-the-clock home care
Morning and evening care
Overnight / Slumber care
In addition, we offer our Care Compass service, to assist in setting the course for the next stage in your loved ones life. We guide you through the currents of aging, and help you find your true north. Our licensed nurses, with experience in hospice and geriatric care, will help guide you through the complex and often sensitive journey of selecting an in-home care service, and will provide a smooth transition to a new way of life for your loved one, without the anxiety and fear.

Our current nursing and management team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the home healthcare services industry. All of our caregivers are bonded, insured and screened thoroughly, so you know you’ll be receiving the greatest care possible. That’s why we stand by our mission: to deliver the same, quality care we expect for ourselves and our loved ones.