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Alzheimer's Care in Colorado Springs, CO
Learn why it is best to start Alzheimer's Care early.
Many people believe that Alzheimer's care is for seniors whose dementia has reached the later stages of the disease. Sadly, by waiting for the symptoms to get severe before seeking care, seniors and their families may not be able to maximize the best of a senior's remaining years.
Why Start Alzheimer's Care Early in Colorado Springs, CO?
While Alzheimer's disease does not currently have a cure, many treatments and therapies can help improve the quality of a person's life. The success of most of those treatments and therapies are directly proportional to how soon the disease was diagnosed. The earlier the treatments are started, the greater their chance of making a significant difference.
Early intervention can also help reduce the risk of future challenges. For example, bright colors, busy patterns, and bold surroundings often present too much stimulation for a senior in mid to late-stage Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are not sure why these inputs create so much stress and anxiety, but décor has been linked to many behavioral and emotional outbursts. When care is started early, caregivers can help seniors and their families plan for these situations, make necessary changes, and avoid many common challenges.
Another significant part of Alzheimer's care is establishing routines. Steady and predictable routines, including waking and sleeping schedules, mealtimes, and even daily walks or other recreational or therapeutic activities, help limit a senior's stress and anxiety. When caregivers get to know the senior while they are still highly lucid and communicative, they can learn a senior's passions, desires, likes, and preferences. By establishing routines that a senior enjoys and is comfortable with, many future challenges can be mitigated.
Early care can also help to establish routines that will later limit the risk of pain and discomfort. This includes frequent small meals to minimize hunger, regular trips to the bathroom, wearing clothing that is not tight or binding, and repositioning to prevent sores.
To learn more about the many ways Comfort Keepers professional, in-home Alzheimer's care can benefit your senior loved one, contact a senior care coordinator to schedule a free in-home consultation.