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Misconceptions About Alzheimer’s Can Lead to Poor Decisions for Care

Alzheimer’s Care Mooresville NC

How much do you honestly know about Alzheimer’s? Maybe your husband, mother, father, or some other close family member was recently diagnosed with this disease. Maybe you see them as being able to take care of themselves right now, with only a few reminders.

Alzheimer's Care Mooresville NC

Alzheimer’s Care Mooresville NC

After all, their memory is still relatively decent.

There are probably a number of challenges they face already, even though they were recently diagnosed with this disease. Like other forms dementia, one of the most obvious indicators, or symptoms, is memory loss.

They may forget a few appointments. They may have difficulty keeping track of conversations they just had with somebody earlier in the day or the previous day. To you, those might not be major issues, at least not to the point where it affects their safety.

It’s easy to misunderstand what to expect with Alzheimer’s.

Most people actually have the same idea: that home care support isn’t necessary shortly after diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. Family members and friends are probably more than willing to help out, at least for a while.

The memory loss isn’t so significant yet that the senior can’t really take care of himself or herself for the most part. Why would anyone need to pay a caregiver for services that aren’t required just yet?

This is a common misconception about Alzheimer’s and the care seniors need.

Waiting until a person absolutely needs extra support to begin looking is actually doing a disservice to that individual. Here’s a quick story about two different seniors from different parts of the country, but one of whom began working with a home care aide right after diagnosis.

John had been diagnosed when he was 73. Two months after diagnosis, after he and his family had some time to absorb the shock of this, the topic of home care support came up. John was dismissive at first, but then agreed to begin working with somebody at least once a week.

It wasn’t a significant investment in time and money, but five years later, when John was having difficulty keeping track of people, the date, and his location (he was still living at home), he found some comfort because he knew this person, even though he couldn’t place their name from time to time.

Tom was diagnosed when he was 69. He outright refused home care support for the first several years. By the time his family finally hired a home care aide to help out, he was angry, belligerent, and did not trust this ‘stranger.’

As you can see, having certain misconceptions about Alzheimer’s, the various signs and symptoms of this disease, and what to expect can have a negative impact on care in the future. Don’t make that mistake; learn the truth about what to expect in the months and years ahead.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to help with Alzheimer’s care in Mooresville, NC, please contact the caring staff at BlueDot Cares. Call 704-586-9248.

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Kevin Bilderback

Owner at BlueDot Cares
Kevin Bilderback, CEO and President of the BlueDot family of companies, founded BlueDot’s first healthcare company, BlueDot Medical, in 2002.Since then, BlueDot has become one of the fastest growing companies in America and has made Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies five times (http://www.inc.com/profile/bluedot-medical).Kevin attributes the growth to hiring amazing people who provide great care and inspire independence in the home.

Kevin’s passion to inspire independence has helped over 40,000 local families regain independence in the home.It was through helping these families that Kevin identified a gaping hole in the health care sector.People want to recover and age at home and current in-home care options make it hard and inefficient to do so.Families have to piece together providers for the needs of their loved ones.

Kevin founded BlueDot Cares to fix this challenge for families.BlueDot’s family of companies provides a synergy of care allowing loved ones to recover or age where they want to – at home.Families can feel comfort that their loved ones not only have the most supportive and best caregivers; but also, they will have the equipment they need to remain safe at home.

BlueDot has grown over the years because Kevin truly cares, the employees care, the referring physicians care, the current clients that refer friends and family to BlueDot CARE!BlueDot is part of the community and is honored to show the community that BlueDot cares through a corporate initiative.For every new BlueDot Cares client, a bed will be purchased for a child in need in the community.

BlueDot cares and will inspire in more ways than one!

For more information on Kevin and BlueDot, please visit his LinkedIn Page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-bilderback-1bb3326)

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