Alzheimer's Care Services in Norristown: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

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Posted: 1/14/2019 11:14 AM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer's Care Services in Norristown: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is a common health issue among seniors across the country, but it doesn't just affect people over the age of 65. Early Onset Alzheimer's is the term used to describe when someone develops this form of dementia earlier, generally in their 40s or 50s. Early Onset Alzheimer's accounts for up to 5% of Alzheimer's cases in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association. Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County offers tailored Alzheimer's care services for local residents with Alzheimer's, including Early Onset, and our care team is here to support you, too. 

Indicators of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

There is no single indicator or test to establish whether or not you or someone you love has developed Alzheimer's. In fact, the process of getting an official diagnosis can take time. However, as with any medical issue, it's important to know what basic symptoms might indicate that you need to consult a specialist for more information.

When it comes to Alzheimer's disease, you're most likely familiar with the most distinctive symptom: memory loss. Alzheimer's disease generally impacts short-term memory, leading some people unable to retain new things they learn. This isn't the only type of memory loss that occurs, however. Some people may lose track of where they live, or head out to run an errand and forget where they're going or how to get back. Others can suddenly start missing steps in the daily routine they've had for years.

In addition to this memory loss, people with Early Onset Alzheimer's disease could start puling away from family and friends, or showing uncharacteristically poor judgment in their decision-making. Being mindful of these indicators can help you or your loved one decide when it's time to speak with a specialist.

How Our Alzheimer's Care Services in Norristown Can Help 

Whether someone develops Alzheimer's disease in their 70s or even their 40s, our Alzheimer's care services team can help. Our care professionals assist families in the local area by creating a safe and stable environment for all our clients. We also help with day-to-day chores, acting as additional support for family caregivers in the process. To counter some of the effects of memory loss, our care professionals also help clients keep track of their medications, appointments, and other important engagements and tasks. 

If you have been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's or believe that someone you know may be affected, call Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County today at (610) 400-8765 to learn more about our Alzheimer's care services in the Norristown, PA region. Our home-based care is available in Willow Grove, Upper Dublin, Lansdale, King of Prussia, and Ardmore.

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