It is estimated that nearly 3 million Americans and approximately 800,000 Canadians live with low vision. Impacts of low vision may be that daily activities like reading, writing, caring for others, or recognizing faces has become challenging. Depression and fear may result, and without assistance in dealing with vision changes, many people particularly seniors may isolate themselves.
You may remember a time when seniors had two living options. The first option was remaining in your home, and the alternative was relocating to a seniors’ residence for full-time care. But the needs of older adults are not that straight forward, and along with living healthier longer lives, many individuals that require assistance with the tasks of daily life, only need it some of the time.
Recovering from surgery or living with a long-term illness is almost always challenging. However, being in the familiar surroundings of home can help ease the stress during an otherwise difficult time in your life or the life of a loved one. This is where the services of a home care agency can help.
You were fearful when the Doctor confirmed you have Alzheimer’s disease; but you were also surprised at your own slight sense of relief, and that’s normal. Receiving this diagnosis provided an explanation for the symptoms that had been worrying you. Knowing what you are faced with gives you a starting point for learning as much as you possibly can about the diagnosis.
Aging is a sometimes-fearful fact of life. Perhaps you fear the time when you’ll need a hand with the basics like making meals or cleaning the house. You might fear the thought of someone else caring for you when you’ve spent the majority of your life caring for others. But if you, or a senior close to you is no longer vibrant and energetic, or seems to be neglectful of their surroundings, even of their own personal care; it could mean that regular assistance is needed.
A cure for Alzheimer’s has not yet been found; and popular belief is that there’s nothing that can be done to prevent it. But the contrary is true; we can actually reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. With a combination of healthy habits and lifestyle choices, while we may not completely prevent Alzheimer’s, research shows that we may be able to slow and possibly even reverse the process.