An older woman painting on an easel

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which is a cause dear to our hearts here at CareBuilders at Home Louisville. I’ve mentioned before that one of the benefits of hiring a caregiver is that they can monitor their client’s condition. This is particularly reassuring for family members who don’t live with the client; they know someone is interacting with their loved one on a regular basis. Here are some changes our caregivers may look for that would lead us to suggest the client talk to their doctor. Of course, not all of these signs means your loved one definitely has dementia. These signs include:

  • Sudden behavioral changes
  • New confusion
  • Inappropriate comments that the client didn’t make before
  • Wandering
  • Changes in competence while driving

The National Institute of Aging has a great resource for family members of those suffering from Alzheimer’s. And as always, if you need anything at all this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and beyond, reach out to us. We are here for both you and your loved ones. And stay tuned for more June Health Awareness Month topics!