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What a Insightful November!

The month of November is recognized as National Caregiver's Month. If you are a caregiver, hats off to you! You have a 24-hour job and no one needs to make you aware of all the things you do. I am pretty sure you know how much you are appreciated. If you have not heard it, I am here to remind you that you are appreciated and thank you for all the time and effort you put in to bring comfort to those that are in your care.

In honor of National Caregiver's Month, we honored our caregivers by giving them a night out of the kitchen. We catered their meal, gave them a little education and some prizes for joining us and allowing our staff to take care of their loved ones. In our time together, we talked about Alzheimer's Disease and its early signs. You should have seen the sigh of relief when they were informed that some forgetfulness was a sign of aging. But there are some things that you need to look out for that could be early signs of Dementia.

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life

  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems

  3. Difficulty completing a familiar task

  4. Confusion with time or place

  5. Trouble understanding visual image and spatial relationships

  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing

  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

  8. Decreased or poor judgments

  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities

  10. Changes in mood and personality

Caring for a loved one is challenging but caring from one that is experiencing any of the above can be unnerving especially when you are not familiar with the changes that are taking place. In 2022 MDADC will offer classes to help educate in Dementia. If you decide to attend this class and complete the full training, you will be certified as a Dementia Dailoge Specialist! Yes, you will have the credentials and be knowledgeable in understanding Dementia and the different types of it. You will know how to recognize and how to treat your loved ones if they are experiencing this change in life. Subscribe with us so that you may be in the loop.

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