Alzheimer's Care in Riverside: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

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Posted: 2/11/2019 9:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

As the biggest health concern among older Americans today, many families in Riverside, CA are already familiar with Alzheimer's disease and its most prominent symptoms. If you have elderly loved ones in the local area, you may already be looking for signs of forgetfulness or absentmindedness so you can take action before their symptoms get worse. However, it isn't just the older residents in Riverside who may need Alzheimer's care.

Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease and Its Symptoms

Early Onset Alzheimer's disease, though rare compared to Alzheimer's disease, still affects approximately 200,000 people in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association. People with Early Onset Alzheimer's disease may start experiencing memory loss and overall mental decline as early as their 30s, though it's most common among people in their 40s and 50s. 

Since Early Onset Alzheimer's disease only accounts for 5% of Alzheimer's cases, many people may not be able to connect the dots when they notice a family member's behavior has changed. That's why it's even more important to keep the common signs of Alzheimer's disease in mind when you're spending time with your relatives. 

The changes in a loved one's behavior that you should pay close attention to include:

  • Getting confused or distracted easily
  • Being uncertain of the date or year
  • Missing important plans or appointments
  • Forgetting where they live, where they are, or where they're going
  • Showing unusually poor problem-solving or decision-making 
  • Asking a lot of questions repeatedly 
  • Withdrawing from their social circles
  • Hesitating to join a conversation, or struggling to express themselves in a conversation
  • Having mood swings

If you notice these symptoms, even in relatives who are only in their 30s or 40s, don't wait to bring up your concerns with other family members or health care professionals in the Riverside area. 

Learn More About Alzheimer's Care in the Riverside Region

Interim HealthCare of Riverside County provides compassionate Alzheimer's care for clients in Riverside, Hemet, Menifee, Murrieta, and Temecula. If you've seen changes in your loved one's behavior that concern you, or your relative has already been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and needs professional care to stay comfortable and safe, our care professionals can help. 

Call Interim HealthCare of Riverside County today at (951) 239-4244 to learn about our Alzheimer's care or book a free consultation with our team.

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