Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s And What You Can Do About It

While not particularly common, Alzheimer’s Disease can take hold in people much younger than its typical victims, who are generally over age 65. For reasons that medical science is still attempting to determine—though genetics seems to play a major role—some individuals as young as 40 can begin to exhibit Alzheimer’s or dementia symptoms.

Called Early or Younger Onset Alzheimer’s, the disease experience is particularly tragic for both the diagnosed person and his/her family and friends because it strikes during prime adulthood, when many people are busy parents, spouses, and employees—and they may even be providing care for older relatives with Alzheimer’s or dementia themselves.

Luckily, there are many resources available to help both patients and loved ones—in the form of support groups, educational opportunities, medical therapies to help alleviate symptoms, and in-home care/assistance with daily living tasks from qualified caregivers at MediQuest Staffing.

Today’s post offers insight to some of the signs to look for if you or a loved one has been exhibiting troubling memory loss or personality changes regardless of their age.

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Four Crucial Components of Long-Term Care Planning

No one likes to think about getting old. We especially don’t want to think about when we may need help dressing, eating, or bathing.

However, because seventy percent of all seniors will need such assistance, everyone should develop a long-term care plan. Waiting until care is necessary to think about your long-term care is too late.

Among other benefits, creating a plan early helps to ensure that funds can be set aside to cover the inevitable expense of care. It is also easier to evaluate care options now—before a medical or aging crisis—than it is during a crisis. Long-term care planning also gives peace of mind to loved ones because plans take the guesswork out of others’ difficult care decisions.

Today’s post addresses four crucial components that every effective long-term plan should contain. These include identifying where a senior wants to live when they need daily assistance, what funding and insurance are available to cover care costs, how to know when living at home may no longer be feasible, and who is authorized to make care decisions when the patient can’t.

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