What to expect
Early Stages: You may not notice any problems during the early stages. However, loved ones themselves may realize that they frequently forget names and misplace items. Because of this, family members may feel the need to hide their memory impairment and may succeed in doing so. Keep an eye out for details - for example, if someone normally keeps the house spotless, a particularly dusty room or a recurring sink full of dishes may indicate a bigger underlying problem. Offer to help by reminding him or her of events and sympathize with memory difficulties.
Moderate/Middle Stages: People with the condition can no longer keep their memory problems a secret. The areas of the brain that control language, sensory processing, reasoning and conscious thought are damaged during these stages. People may forget their personal history, day-to-day details, have trouble recognizing friends, or knowing the current time and place. Hands-on caregiving is necessary at this point. You will need to constantly remind family members of where they are and look out for signs of wandering. The need for assistance with everyday activities will progressively increase, making home caregiving products essential.
Severe/Late Stages: By this point, Alzheimer's will affect every aspect of family members' lives. They can no longer communicate and are entirely dependent on their caregivers.
Prepare Your Home
During the early stages of Alzheimer's, loved ones can benefit from items that help with everyday tasks, such as calendars or pill boxes. Begin the process of becoming a caregiver by offering as much help as your loved one needs and working together as a team. Allow him or her to live as independently as possible.
In the moderate and middle stages of Alzheimer's, caregivers should invest in daily living aids that encourage family members with dementia to live happily and independently for as long as possible. As the disease progresses, purchase and install wandering prevention products to help keep family members with memory decline safe. Additionally, encourage them to exercise their brains and keep busy by giving them Alzheimer's activities.
In the early part of the severe and late stages, mobility aids can allow family members with Alzheimer's to move around. Bathroom products and everyday living aids can enable them to carry out essential tasks. During the later part of these stages, invest in bedroom products that keep people with Alzheimer's as comfortable as possible.