What are the factors need to considered while dealing with an Alzheimer's patient?
Many people who have Alzheimer’s receive daily assistance and care from their family members, partners, or close friends. According to the CDC, 32% of caregivers of people with dementia provide care for 5 or more years. What are the factors need to considered while dealing with an Alzheimer's patient?
@prachi Alzheimer’s symptoms worsen as the disease progresses, which brings new challenges for caregivers. Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’s and their associated symptoms can help people plan ahead. Alzheimer’s disease consists of three stages: mild, moderate, and severe. People who have mild or early stage Alzheimer’s disease can still function independently. They can continue participating in professional and social activities. During this stage, people may have difficulty concentrating or remembering recent events. They may forget certain words or names. Moderate Alzheimer’s disease involves significant memory loss, confusion, and physical symptoms. People at this stage may exhibit the following symptoms:
difficulty recognizing family members and close friends
difficulty organizing or following instructions
trouble performing regular daily tasks, such as getting dressed
restlessness or trouble falling asleep
wandering or getting lost
urinary or fecal incontinence