Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Caregiving

Thu, Oct 8 2015 | Uncategorized

Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Caregiving

“Early-stage” is a term used to describe individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and are still in the beginning stages of the disease.

In this early stage, strangers may not even be able to notice the individual has dementia.  And, in many cases, the person still has a high level of functioning, able to participate in activities of daily living.

As a caregiver, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, your role may be more of a “partner” rather than “caregiver” at this stage.  They recommend being a source of encouragement and support.  For example, helping your loved one to remain involved with activities they enjoy.

The Alzheimer’s Association notes caregivers should educate themselves about the disease as well as start preparing for future legal and financial decisions as early as possible.  Visit www.albuquerquehomecareservices.com website for tips and articles on caregiving or if you need to bring in some professional caregiving help.

Are You A Veteran Or The Spouse Of A Veteran?  Veterans and their surviving spouses can qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit which can pay for 12-25 hours of free in home care per week.  AHC works with a team of Accredited Veterans Benefits Agents who can assist families with applying for this difficult to get benefit and successfully getting them approved.  Contact us today at (505)702-8304 to find out more information about our VA program that is no cost to Veterans and their surviving spouses.