Continuing on as an Appleton Senior with Alzheimer’s
Appleton Seniors: Persevering with Alzheimer’s
We care about the health of our community. That’s why we joined the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA), a group of corporations, nonprofits and government entities determined to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease for Appleton seniors. We’ve launched an Alzheimer’s Association partnership page featuring an “Ask An Expert” function that allows families to submit their question or call a hotline.
Under the leadership of the Alzheimer’s Association, this alliance will work to educate people nationwide about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of early detection. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and no method to prevent its onset. Early detection in Appleton seniors is our only management tool, allowing those living with the disease – and their families – time to plan for the future. This may include building the correct medical team, enrolling in clinical studies or investing in safety measures.
Many people struggle to determine if a behavior is a typical age-related change or the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. To help, the Alzheimer’s Association has created this list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Every individual may experience one or more of these in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.
- Memory changes that disrupt daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
To learn more about the 10 signs, visit our Alzheimer’s Association partnership page to submit your questions or 877-IS IT ALZ (877.474.8259). As a member of the AEDA, BrightStar will continue to deliver quality care to families facing Alzheimer’s in addition to working to provide reliable information about Alzheimer’s disease and early detection during the upcoming months in addition to continuing to publish helpful tools, ebooks, checklists and more (like this brain stimulating game).
If you or an Appleton senior loved one is affected by Alzheimer’s disease, turn to the Alzheimer’s Association for support and services. Information is available online at www.alz.org or by calling the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
BrightStar Home Care of Appleton and Waupaca area proudly provides medical staffing, skilled nursing and non-medical in home care for seniors and children, including a passion for elder care companionship and supportive services in Outagamie, Waupaca, and portions of Winnebago, Calumet and Brown counties. We are very proud of our Joint Commission Accreditation to provide you the highest quality of care in the Appleton, Fox Cities and Waupaca areas.