When someone gets diagnosed with a life-altering disease, like Alzheimer’s disease, their mental health might start to suffer. After getting a diagnosis, it’s not uncommon to experience anxiety, panic, or depression. Support is the number one resource, however, there are many other resources and services available you can inquire about to live a happy, exciting, and fulfilling life.
What Help Will I Require if I Have Alzheimer’s Disease?
First, you will need to find an adult day service. An adult day service is for seniors who want to live at home or with a loved one while receiving care and supervision during the day.The staff and employees at adult day services have experience caring for Alzheimer’s patients.
Second, you will need meal services. As Alzheimer’s disease worsens over time, the person diagnosed will be forgetful of the meals they need to eat, when to eat them, and how to prepare them. That is why it is extremely important to sit down and discuss these items before anything serious happens. The person or facility taking care of the diagnosed person will be able to curate the correct meal plan for the right amount of nutrients they will need in order to live a happy and healthy life.
Lastly, if you are not interested in an adult day service, you’ll want to consider counseling or therapy sessions. If someone with Alzheimer’s disease is nervous or hesitant about leaving to go live at a home care facility, counseling or therapy sessions with a mental health provider can be helpful. Sometimes all a person needs is someone that can listen to them and provide feedback and remedies for the pain or anxiety they are going through.
How To Get Your Life Back on Track
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be intimidating, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Turnagain Social Club, we understand that this can put you in a tough spot, but we want you to know that we offer plenty of options you can explore to get the proper care you’ve been searching for. We want to make this your home and a place where you feel safe and where you can grow and flourish.Read More About Alzheimer’s Disease: What Services and Resources Will I Need?