It can be terrifying as a family caregiver to start seeing your aging adult becoming more and more confused. Getting to the bottom of the situation allows you to put solutions in place before your senior experiences long-term effects.
Cognitive and Neurological Changes
One of the first things that most people think of when an elderly family member starts acting differently is that she may be developing dementia. This is a complex situation, however, and her doctor needs to be able to run some tests in order to determine what is going on. From there, you can take appropriate steps.
Medication Side Effects
Very often, medications can cause side effects that leave your aging adult feeling confused and out of sorts. She may not realize at first that the medication side effects are what she’s experiencing. Talk with her doctor about side effects that you’re noticing and see if changes to her dosages or medications make a difference for her.
Lack of Proper Nutrition
If your elderly family member isn’t eating properly, she’s not getting the nutrition that her body needs in order to thrive. Consider working with a dietician or nutritionist to revamp your aging adult’s diet. Long-term changes can take time as your senior adjusts to her new way of eating, so try to be patient while making changes.
There are so many reasons that your senior could be experiencing depression, but getting a handle on it as soon as possible helps you get the treatment for your senior that she needs. Your aging adult can experience a great deal of loss as she ages, both of people and aspects of her life that she’ll never get back.
Other Health Conditions
Other health conditions, such as blood pressure and blood sugar issues, can cause confusion as well. Getting a handle on these conditions can often correct the confusion and return your elderly family member to normal. Talk with your elderly family member’s doctor so that you know what to watch for with her overall health.
Always bring up concerns about your senior’s changing symptoms with her doctor. He can work with you to determine what is causing the problem and put a solution in place.
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Since then, I have had a strong interest in helping and supporting our senior community as they age and are unable to care for themselves.Coming from a family of physicians, I am excited to be involved in the medical community by providing the highest levels of non-clinical in-home care to our clients and their families.With my work experience, I firmly believe that ApexCare can touch many lives and have a great impact on our local senior community.
Prior to joining ApexCare, I worked in a wide variety of industries and have owned multiple businesses ranging from construction to mortgage banking.Outside of work, I am an active youth soccer and basketball coach, having coached recreational soccer for over 8 years and elementary school basketball for over 4 years.I graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.My career has been focused on building great organizations that deliver the highest absolute levels of service to our clients.I look forward to continuing this passion with ApexCare.