Early Stage Dementia Care

Don’t Let Your Loved One’s Long Term Memory Fool You!

It’s hard for families to rationalize that a loved one may need support or has a memory problem when they can remember things from 40 years ago like they were yesterday. It just doesn’t make sense for a lot of people. However, while their long term memories can be intact, their short term memory is being impacted in a big way. Often these changes or deficits are masked by a spouse who is unknowingly compensating for these deficits.

Short Term Memory Deficits can impact so much that we take for granted:

  • Decreased or poor judgment with decisions
  • Losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Remembering people’s names, places and directions.
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work
  • Trouble with vision such as difficulty reading, judging distance or determining color or contrast – all which impact driving
  • Maintaining proper hygiene
  • Challenges with words in speaking and or writing

All of these deficits can create an unsafe environment for a person with memory loss and can provide a great opportunity to introduce the idea of home care help in the home. If you are anxious or worried about a loved one being left alone at home, contact us today to learn how home care can help provide the peace of mind you need and a flexible, customized care solution for your loved one to help them stay at home safely!

Call Assistance Home Care Today!  314-466-3227