In many cases, families seek expert counseling when they suspect that a loved one might need Alzheimer’s care. But it is not necessary to wait for others to bring up the subject. You know yourself well, and you can probably identify new challenges you may be experiencing. Consider talking to your family doctor about these issues. With early detection and treatment, you may preserve your independence for a bit longer.
Talking to your doctor about Alzheimer’s and getting diagnosed early on also gives you some much-needed time to plan your future Alzheimer’s care. If given the choice, most people would probably prefer to select their own memory care location. But by the time memory care is needed, people with Alzheimer’s may be unable to make this choice. By getting diagnosed early, you can ensure that your wishes will be respected.
Avalon Memory Care provides gracious, dignified bedside care for people with Alzheimer’s in Arlington, Irving and Houston. To discuss your future care needs, call us at (214) 752-7050.