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Mental Health Awareness: Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Mental Health Awareness: Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that is associated with loss of memory, problems with brain function, and changes in personality. Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition which means it develops slowly and gets worse over time. Here at Bradford Place, we want to inform you of ways you can identify whether your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s so that they may get treatment and care as soon as possible. Here are some signs and symptoms that could indicate Alzheimer’s.

  • Difficulty Retaining Information

    During the early stages of Alzheimer’s, one of the most common symptoms is having difficulty retaining new information. It could be forgetting a name or an instruction given to you, or even understanding a lesson then being unable to remember it a while later.

  • Memory Loss

    Memory Loss is of course another major sign of Alzheimer’s. It could be forgetting a previously planned event or important dates. It could also be manifested by asking the same questions or asking about the same information over and over again.

  • Confusion

    They may forget how to do even the simplest tasks such as using a remote or working a microwave. They could confuse time, days, and dates and even forget places. They could be headed somewhere and totally lose track of their way or arrive someplace without knowing where or how they got there.

  • Problems with Comprehension and Communication

    A person may find themselves unable to comprehend distances and spatial relations. They also have trouble understanding and following a conversation which makes it difficult to communicate and carry on a conversation. They could repeat things over and over or forget what they’re saying mid-sentence.

  • Changes in Personality and Behavior

    A person with Alzheimer’s can tend to withdraw themselves from work or social activities. They may also become more confused, suspicious and easily agitated and develop poor judgement and bad decision-making skills.

From these symptoms alone, we can assess that Alzheimer’s disease is a serious and grave condition that not only affects the patient but the people around them as well. If you know anyone that is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they may need more than just the care given at home. Here at Bradford Place, an assisted living facility in Benchmark Court Swansea IL, we specialize not only in assisted living but also in Memory Care. We have a specifically trained staff and a separate unit that is dedicated to treating and caring for people with mental impairments. If you are looking for an assisted living facility in Benchmark Court Swansea IL, for your loved one with mental impairments, we are here for you! Contact us now at 618-624-0683 or email us at jmawhorr@bradfordseniors.com to know more!

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