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Last Updated: July 18, 2018
It can be very challenging to take care of a parent who has Alzheimer’s disease. The emotional, mental and physical demands are one thing, but there are also financial costs involved in such an important role as well.
Here are some important things you should be aware of before caregiving for a parent with Alzheimer’s.
Things Caregivers Can Expect From a Parent With Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s manifests itself in different ways, depending on the person who is suffering from it. One person’s symptoms may differ from another’s and there can be drastic changes experienced over time. Symptoms will also become worse Read more
Watching your parents age can be difficult and when signs of dementia appear, it can be harder than ever. Talking to parents about these changes may seem overwhelming, but having the tough conversation now can lead to an earlier diagnosis and will help everyone better cope with the changes.
Learn more about talking to a parent exhibiting dementia symptoms.
How to Recognize Early Dementia Symptoms
The Alzheimer’s Association identifies 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia that can help Alzheimer’s experts and medical professionals diagnose dementia earlier:
- Challenges in planning or problem-solving.
- Changes in mood and personality.
- Confusion with place or