Help for Better or Worse
Living with a spouse with dementia or Alzheimer’s is a unique challenge that will test even the strongest of relationships. Dementia produces changes in a person’s behavior, sometimes well before they present any memory issues. Mood changes from slight irritability to anger or even verbal or physical abuse can often be attributable to a dementia diagnosis, but the time in between these early symptoms and an official diagnosis can leave spouses and family wondering what happened to the person they thought they knew.
Knowing how to tell the difference between expected memory or behavioral changes due to age and those that stem from dementia or Alzheimer’s can be crucial to understanding the correct plan of action. The decision to seek professional care for a loved one is difficult to make but can be pivotal in returning to a state of health and loving relationships for both the person suffering from dementia and their family.
Nothing relieves the feelings of guilt more convincingly than knowing everyone is better off when care is entrusted to people universally respected for their compassionate Alzheimer’s care. ComfortCare Homes has provided innovative and compassionate dementia care since 1993. Learn how to make the right decision at the right time and call today to schedule a free consultation.