The middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, also referred to as moderate Alzheimer’s disease, is generally the longest stage of the disease. This can last for several months to several years, and it is during this time when your aging parent will exhibit challenges, symptoms, and behaviors that will require additional care and support. This is the time when their symptoms and challenges will become evident to the people around them, and will make a significant impact on their functioning and quality of life. If your senior has not already been receiving care from an elder care provider, this is the stage when it can become even more beneficial.
Some of the ways elder care can benefit a senior in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease include:
- Providing care for your aging parent at night when you need to be sleeping. This awake and alert care can be particularly valuable for seniors who experience sleep disturbances, sundowners, wandering, sleepwalking, and other such challenges
- Care and supervision for an elderly adult with wandering tendencies. This can help prevent them from getting lost, or getting into dangerous situations
- Transportation to encourage them to continue handling as many errands for themselves as they can, and to continue participating in the community around them
- Respectful and dignified help with personal care tasks such as managing incontinence, toileting, and bathing that will keep them healthy, and also preserve their mental and emotional health
- Support in continuing to follow their routine to reduce anxiety, and keep your parent feeling in control and secure in their daily life
- Preparing for the more intensive care that will be necessary in the later stage of the disease
When you are a family caregiver for a senior who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, starting elder care is not just about what they can do for your parents. While the customized services of an elderly home care services provider can be extremely valuable for your aging parents, they can be just as valuable for you. By helping your parent manage their personal care needs, fulfill activities of daily living, and manage their specific challenges and limitations, this care provider can help your parent to maintain as much independence, health, and safety as possible as they progress through their disease. For you, knowing your senior has access to this care relieves your stress, and gives you greater confidence. This can protect your health and well-being, and allow you to maintain better quality of life and now and when your care journey comes to an end.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED-ONE ARE CONSIDERING CAREGIVERS IN LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ, CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY (623) 748-3301.