Questions to consider when determining if your loved one may have Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders:
- Does my loved one have difficulty performing familiar tasks - preparing a simple meal, using the telephone, balancing a checkbook, etc.?
- Does my loved one repeat themselves by asking the same questions over and over or making the same statement over and over or telling the same story over and over?
- Does my loved one forget simple words like names of frequently used items - for instance, instead of saying "watch" they say "this thing on my arm?"
- Does my loved one ask to go home and they ARE at home?
- Does my loved one get lost in familiar places - church, relative's house, beauty shop, etc.?
- Does my loved one have mood swings that they have never had before? Are they angry, fearful, accusatory or tearful for no apparent reason?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, the one you love may have cognitive impairment brought on by Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders. Please call us at (256) 767-2080 to discuss these and other questions you may have concerning the care of the one you love.