Getting a diagnosis that includes any type of cognitive decline or impairment can be devastating news for a family. Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone in the patient’s life, especially caregivers. Since November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we would like to take a moment to spread awareness for those impacted by the disease and give some tips on how to care for yourself and others.
Living With Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that gradually destroys memory and cognitive skills. It is an unpredictable illness that can affect one person differently than another person. For people with Alzheimer’s who require full-time care and supervision, the task of taking care of them can be draining.
Alzheimer’s Disease Self-Care
Your role as a caregiver calls for you to be at your best at all times. It is important to reserve time for yourself to relax, meditate, or do anything that allows you to unwind. Stay on top of your health by getting annual physicals and preventative testing. Get regular check-ups on your current health conditions and medications to make sure you are in the best health for your loved ones.
How We Can Help
Caregiving is not just about day-to-day needs like eating and bathing. It also means planning trips to the doctor and coordinating visits with specialists. Our concierge staff is especially equipped to help you take on the challenges of coordinating care for your loved one. We help navigate the healthcare system so you don’t have to. Call us at 949-629-2600 or click here to get started.
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