Written By: Jen Hull, Home Care Coordinator
In the heart of Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas Premier Caregiver Services stands as a beacon of non-medical care excellence. In this blog, we delve into the critical subject of dementia and Alzheimer’s, shedding light on a comprehensive checklist and the caregiving approach employed by our dedicated team, focusing on the 10 signs of dementia.
Recognizing the Signs: A Dementia Checklist – 10 Signs of Dementia
1) Forgetting Recently Learned Information
- One of the early signs is the struggle to retain newly acquired knowledge, a red flag for cognitive changes, characteristic of the 10 signs of dementia.
2) Challenges in Planning or Solving Problems
- Observing difficulties in problem-solving abilities serves as a key indicator, urging closer attention to cognitive health.
3) Difficulty Completing Tasks
- Incomplete tasks become noticeable as individuals face challenges in maintaining focus and executing activities.
4) Confusion with Time or Place
- A disorientation concerning time and place surfaces, raising concerns about cognitive decline.
5) Trouble Understanding Visual Images or Spatial Relationships
- Changes in the ability to interpret visual information highlight potential cognitive shifts that need assessment.
6) Problems with Speaking or Writing
- Language-related difficulties, such as struggles with articulation and writing, may signal neurological changes.
7) Misplacing Things and Losing the Ability to Retrace Steps
- Frequent misplacement of belongings and an inability to retrace steps point towards cognitive challenges.
8) Decrease or Poor Judgement
- Deteriorating judgment becomes evident, underlining the need for a comprehensive evaluation.
9) Withdrawal From Work or Social Activity
- Isolation tendencies may arise, signaling emotional changes associated with cognitive decline.
10) Changes in Mood & Personality
- Shifts in mood and personality can be subtle but are crucial indicators of underlying cognitive changes.
Testing for Dementia: Insight from Alex Anderson, Office Manager
As Alex Anderson, our Office Manager, emphasizes, “We prioritize training of our caregivers, and our approach is thorough. Our team employs a combination of assessments, questions, and consultations to comprehensively evaluate individuals with memory issues. This enables us to tailor our caregiving services effectively.”
In conclusion, at Premier Caregiver Services, we believe in proactive care and early detection. By understanding the signs and implementing a meticulous training of our caregivers we aim to provide unparalleled support for those navigating the challenging terrain of dementia and Alzheimer’s. For more information regarding the 10 signs of dementia, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.
Premier Caregiver Services is a uniquely passionate, in-home caregiving service. We focus on effective and reliable non-medical care of your loved ones with dementia in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Aimed at helping seniors maintain a high quality of life and independence at home, we offer a tailored experience from the first point of contact. We go above and beyond to make sure that you, your family, and your loved one have best dementia care.