Alzheimer’s disease is the major cause of progressive memory loss in people over the age of 65. It is a degenerative disease and usually starts with slight memory loss which eventually leads to severe memory impairment. Here are some positive actions you can take to help make life easier and safer when they are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
In the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease memory loss will significantly increase. Stronger safety options should be considered such as disconnecting gas burners that could be left on, locking up drugs and household chemicals, removing sharp objects, installing a security system in the event that your loved one starts to wander out at night. It is also good idea to have the person wear an identification bracelet in the event they wander off or get confused in a public place.