Aging With Memory Loss

Whether you are caring for a loved one, recently received a dementia diagnosis, or experiencing the changes of the disease’s progression… We are here to help. Our first words are those of encouragement and compassion. You are not alone. And there are things you can do when it may feel like the world is turning just a little too fast. Begin with a cycle of 3 deep breaths, really, I promise it helps (pause to breath in through your nose like your smelling a flower while counting to 5 and out through your mouth to the count of 8 like you’re blowing out candles). Repeat this two more times (I know you tried to just do one, because there just isn’t enough time to slow down, but there is….. just a little.

So now that you have reset your nervous system, yes there was a point to that, let’s start taking some action and control over the situation. If you are a caregiver of a loved one, we recommend beginning with the button below “Gaining Perspective”. Simply understanding some of the difficulties our loved one is facing, can help us to calm ourselves with understanding (and deep breaths) in those moments that do get so difficult. After that please come back and explore this page further as we will guide you in some ideas, depending on the level of care your loved one needs.

How Do I Know What Stage the Dementia is?

Whether you are caring for another, or are concerned about your own recall, information is always the best avenue to approach. The first stage of dementia is often undetected or avoided as we deal with the fear of possibilities and desire to not let our independence slip out of our hands. We recommend to first explore the following link to the Alzheimer’s Association to familiarize yourself with the stages of Alzheimer’s and typical noticeable behaviors in every day life.

https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/stages

Fortunately, early lifestyle changes such as those found at this button below, paired with speaking to a doctor, can truly delay the progression of the disease and can only make things better when confronting this potentially difficult news. Please click this button to see how you can best support your brain health while scheduling that neurology appointment!

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