Most people recognize that low vision is an extremely common element of getting older. A large percentage of senior adults experience reduced vision, whether it is due to basic changes in the eyes, or conditions such as cataracts.
If your senior is experiencing changes in their vision that seems odd, or that indicates they struggle to see at all times, it could actually be an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease. As a family caregiver, understanding what to look for in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease can give you greater confidence in your ability to recognize challenges your parent is facing, and get them the care and support they needed to manage their conditions effectively.
The vision problems associated with Alzheimer's disease tends to involve spatial relationships, and the way they interpret visual images. This means that they are not having difficulty seeing in the same way they would if they are nearsighted or farsighted, are living with macular degeneration, or have cataracts. Instead, the changes in their vision impact how their brain interprets and processes what they are seeing, which influences how your parent interprets it.
Some vision changes that could indicate early Alzheimer's disease include:
As a family caregiver, one of the most important elements of your care approach for your senior should be their safety. There are many different parts to keeping your parents safe, and many of them involves the specific challenges and limitations your parent is experiencing. If your aging a loved one is living with Alzheimer's disease, they may experience a variety of challenges of limitations that make them more vulnerable to dangers such as falls, accidental poisonings, another accidents.
Starting home care for your senior can be a fantastic way to help ensure your parent stays safe as they age in place. An in-home senior care services provider offers fully customized care for your aging loved one. This means they will have access to the ongoing care and support they need to manage their challenges in the ways that are right for them now, and as they progress further into their disease.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Care Services in Pelham, AL, please contact the caring staff at Senior Legacy Care today. Call us at (205) 380-7418.
Susan Smith, Owner
Susan Smith is the owner of Senior Legacy, an independent non-medical senior in home care business.... Read More...