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Relieving Anxiety: How In-Home Care Matters When Someone is Dealing with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's care can make a world of difference, especially for somebody diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other type of dementia.
Alzheimer's Care in Webb City MO

There’s no easy way around it; when someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s tough. It’s going to be tough. And it’s not going to get easier. That is one of the most crucial aspects family members need to realize and accept: that the disease will progress and it will get tougher to support them.

Often, family feels it’s their responsibility to look after this aging senior. Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s, another form of dementia, heart disease, cancer, stroke, injuries, major surgery, or anything else, the family is almost always the first one to step up and provide care.

Professional, experienced Alzheimer’s care is available. It can make a world of difference, especially for somebody diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other type of dementia. There are many strategies, techniques, and methods that professional, experienced in-home care aides can employ that most family members are not aware of, at least at first.

Isn’t it like you’re giving up on that senior?

This is one of the common misconceptions people have when it comes to relying on outside elder care options. They think it’s a sign they no longer care or that they have given up on this aging loved one. Whether it’s a grandparent, great-grandparent, parent, or even a spouse or sibling, you worry that turning to Alzheimer’s care will give the wrong signals.

After all, what is that senior going to think when a stranger, somebody they’ve never met before, shows up at their house and begins doing what you or other family members have been doing for a while? Will they think that the end is near?

Will they believe you’re giving up? Will they get angry? Will they get sad? Yes, they might get angry. It’s possible they could become sad or feel isolated. But you don’t have to give up on them. And you won’t.

You can check in on them daily, stop by, and still do the same things you had been doing before, but allow a professional, experienced person to lead.

How would this relieve anxiety?

You don’t get a break as a family caregiver. You don’t get the luxury or option of being able to step back, do your own thing, or just spend real, quality time with this senior. You are worried about all the other things, the laundry, getting dressed, helping them eat properly, and having to deal with the progression of Alzheimer’s.

If a professional person, an Alzheimer’s care aide was there supporting them instead, you could focus on the relationship, loving them in the way they need. That’s the best way to do it.

Is it ever too late?

A common question people have when they’re supporting an aging parent or other loved one with Alzheimer’s for many years is, once it reaches a certain point when the progression of Alzheimer’s is advanced, isn’t it too late?

No, it’s not. Remember, it’s not just that senior who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s who is dealing with the symptoms. It’s also you, other family members, and friends. So don’t hesitate and don’t wait; look to in-home care to support that loved one who has Alzheimer’s.

If you or an aging loved one is considering Alzheimer’s Care in Webb City, MO, please contact the caring staff at Adelmo Family Care today at (417) 206-4576
Adelmo Family Care provides exceptional home and facility care for seniors, disabled adults, and their families in Joplin, Webb City, Carthage, Duquesne, Neosho, Carl Junction, Lamar, Newton County, MO, Jasper County, MO, Pittsburg, KS, Riverton, KS, Crawford County, KS, Cherokee County, KS, and surrounding areas.
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