Alzheimer's Care in Norristown: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's
Posted: 12/11/2018 8:37 AM by
At Interim Healthcare of Lower Montgomery County, we offer experienced and compassionate Alzheimer's care specifically for seniors in the Norristown area who are affected by this condition. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5.7 million Americans across the country have the disease. Of that number, 5.5 million are over the age of 65, leaving 700,000 Americans who develop the condition at a younger age. This is known medically as Early Onset Alzheimer's.
Early Onset Alzheimer's primarily affects people in their 40's or 50's, but there are some cases where people start to show signs of this cognitive decline when they're in their 30's as well and may potentially benefit from Alzheimer's care.
What Are the Symptoms of Early Onset Alzheimer's?
The most well-known symptom of Alzheimer's disease — memory loss — is also what you're most likely to notice first if you have Early Onset Alzheimer's. It's natural for certain memories to get a little fuzzy as you get older, but if you're starting to forget things you've only learned recently, or someone you love is having trouble retaining information in this way, it could be time to consult a medical professional about Alzheimer's treatment and care.
As well as struggling with short-term memory, someone affected by Early Onset Alzheimer's may experience:
- Abrupt changes in mood
- Trouble with basic problem solving
- Social withdrawal
- Lapses in judgment, such as falling for a phishing scam
- Disorientation, such as forgetting where they are or where they live
How Alzheimer's Care Can Help Families in the Norristown Area
With specialized Alzheimer's Care in Norristown, our caregivers provide specific forms of support that are tailored to the needs and concerns of people with Alzheimer's and their families. Our caregivers can act as a comforting presence for people who are feeling confused, disoriented, or isolated. We can also make sure that they stay on track with any required medications. Our care professionals also support family caregivers by assisting with chores around the house.
Interim Healthcare of Lower Montgomery County offers Alzheimer's care in Norristown and the neighboring areas, including King of Prussia, Willow Grove, Ardmore, Upper Dublin, and Lansdale. For more information about our Alzheimer's and dementia care services in the Norristown area, call Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County today at (610) 400-8765.