Pocatello Alzheimers Care Services
It can be really difficult when a loved one becomes diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A lot of times, they may even need care from others so that they can remain safe and can still be mentally stimulated. Although it is never an easy task of finding someone to help your loved one through their Alzheimer’s journey, The Gables will be here every step of the way to make sure that your loved one gets the care that they deserve. At the beautiful facilities of the Gables, the exceptional care given by our staff, and the memory care program that we offer to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, your loved ones will feel as though they are at home while receiving the care that they are in need of.
What are the Signs of Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is very serious and can sometimes be difficult to recognize the symptoms in a person you love. It may seem as though your loved one is perfectly healthy, but just has a couple of difficulties when it comes to their memories. It is important that you are aware of the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s disease so that you can be of help to your loved one when they need it. However, it is also very important that you get an official diagnosis from a doctor before seeking any memory care treatment options, as they will be able to correctly diagnose and recommend treatment options for your loved one.
When it becomes more difficult for your loved ones to recall memories, or to even recall memories correctly, that can be a sign of memory loss. Memory loss can also manifest itself when your loved one starts to forget the names of those they love, or even a common occurrence of forgetting appointments or special dates. It is important to recognize any memory loss that your loved one may be experiencing.
Memory loss alone does not necessarily mean Alzheimers, so please continue reading about the other symptoms below.
Alzheimer’s disease can affect communication skills. When people have Alzheimer’s, they often have a hard time finding the right words to communicate the message that they are trying to get across. As the disease worsens, it is even possible that your loved one may substitute vulgar words in place of the missing word that they cannot think of. This can make it really difficult to understand what it is that they are wanting to say.
Losing or Misplacing Items
A common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is forgetting where items were put. It is also common for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s to rummage through drawers in the house. Along with misplacing these items, it is common for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s to hide things. Not only is this inconvenient for you but can also possibly be dangerous for your loved one if they misplace their medication.
Poor Sense of Judgment
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s it is common for them to have a poor sense of judgment. This may range anywhere from not recognizing that warm clothes need to be worn in cold weather, or wandering into a neighbor’s house. This poor sense of judgment can lead to consequential or unsafe decisions being made. It is important that if you notice a loved one experiencing a sudden poor sense of judgment, that you should schedule an appointment with a doctor.
Loss of Initiative
Another common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is a loss of initiative. This loss of initiative may manifest itself in a couple of different ways. For some patients it may look like they have all of the sudden lost interest in hobbies or activities that they were once passionate about. For others, it may seem as though it takes a lot of cues or encouragement to participate in an activity that they once loved taking part in. No matter how a loss of initiative is shown in an Alzheimer’s patient, it could be the sign of a greater problem.
Alzheimer’s Care Services
The care of our residents is the most important thing at The Gables. We offer memory care treatments and activities that will exercise and push the brain function of our residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s. We understand that certain activities may be better at a certain time of the day, so we plan our curriculum accordingly. We also have flower beds and gardens that our residents can tend to. We are passionate about caring for our residents in a way that will make them feel at home.
We believe that a well-trained staff is essential in helping our residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s. We want to make sure that our residents receive the best care possible, so we have our memory care employees go through a program that is called IPCed Training. Each of our caregivers completes a 9-hour training on Alzheimer’s and other types of Dementia. We believe that the more knowledgeable our staff is, the better care they can offer to our residents.
Why The Gables?
At the Gables, we are passionate about helping our residents feel as at home as possible. Our beautiful facilities are kept up so that your loved one will have a clean, well taken care of place to live while with us. We strive to make sure that your loved one is safe, has all of their specific needs met, and to give you the peace of mind that you deserve. We know how important it is that your loved one is taken care of, especially when you cannot be there yourself. The Gables does that for you. We offer you another person that you and your family can rely on to make sure that your loved one is taken care of.
We know that choosing an assisted living or memory care facility is not an easy choice, we want to help you and your loved one have a peace of mind when choosing to live at The Gables. Contact us today to schedule a tour, or to even get answers to any questions that you may have. We look forward to working with you.