Virginia Alzheimers/Dementia Care
One way to approach finding the right level of senior care for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is to first understand whether the individual is in the early, middle or late stages of the affliction. Early-stage care-giving, for example, may require a lighter level of assistance, during a time in which the senior may still be able to function independently, whereas those in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease may have difficulty walking and eating, and are more susceptible to infections; especially pneumonia. It’s important to match the level of care with the stage of the disease or dementia. A medical professional should be able to help you determine the stage through examination of the senior in question.