Early Intervention & Memory Loss
January 19, 2015
Strong evidence indicates that early intervention and specialized care can help individuals with memory loss to live a more comfortable and enjoyable life. People recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can now count on the assistance of several new
companies that specialize in this early stage of AD (Alzheimer’s disease). These companies offer respite assistance for families and act as a liaison between
independence and skilled care. They can guide you and your family to a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and help you with all the responsibilities that arise from a recent diagnosis.
The genesis for this respite care for those who are dealing with a recent diagnosis of AD arose from a lack of understanding about early Alzheimer’s and how it affects not only the person who has it, but their families as well. Until now no one was addressing this in between stages: those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s but not yet in need of skilled full time care. In this different approach, by continuing an active life style certain goals are still achievable.
Extending the socialization and activities of your loved ones is vital to their mental health, confidence and sense of well being. Visiting family and friends and pursuing interests also contribute to their happiness. Proper nutrition and especially exercise can help slow the advance of Alzheimer’s. MRI studies show that exercise positively affected the hippocampus region of the brain, an area which is both important for memory and balance. In Alzheimer’s the hippocampus is one of the first parts of the brain to suffer damage. Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s the best we can do is take care of ourselves and pursue a healthful life.
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s means that every minute of the day counts. These new businesses can help you maximize the time at hand and help guide you and your family through this difficult time.