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Attitude Can Be (Almost) Everything When Someone’s Dealing with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care in Aventura FL

Attitude can impact almost every aspect of life. Very rarely do we, as a society, have a tendency to think much about attitude, unless somebody else has a bad one and it’s affecting us directly. Alzheimer’s-Care-in-Aventura-FLWhen it comes to Alzheimer’s, many different attitudes could impact quality of life, not just for the senior diagnosed with this form of dementia, but also the caregivers and family members who may be supporting them.

What does attitude have to do with Alzheimer’s disease?

When a person is first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he or she may have been expecting something along this line, even though it can still be devastating. They would most likely have been experiencing, and noting, the difficulties they were having with their memory.

They might have had trouble keeping track of conversations, remembering appointments, keeping their medications organized, and much more. Still, when their doctor sits them down in the office and discusses the test results and ultimately gives them the honest truth, it may take days, weeks, or even months to fully accept.

As they move through their life in those weeks and months following diagnosis, they have choices. One of the most important choices early on is going to be the attitude they have going forward.

What kind of attitude is beneficial?

One of the best ways to view life, even in the midst of extreme challenges and even terminal illnesses like Alzheimer’s, is being positive. However, being positive is a constant effort for many people. It is a constant choice that needs to be made, not just every morning, but possibly several times throughout the day.

Why attitude isn’t everything.

While attitude, and maintaining a positive one as much as possible, isn’t everything, for those seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia, they also need to understand the value of professional and experienced care services.

As people have a tendency to rely on family members, such as a spouse or adult children who live in the area. That’s reasonable, but unless these men or women have prior experience working with seniors diagnosed with this form of dementia, they may miss some incredible opportunities to improve quality of life, care, support, and safety in the months and years ahead.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease; the signs and symptoms will grow more significant with each passing year.

Maintaining a positive attitude is instrumental in helping seniors cope with this serious disease. Discussing adequate care and support is one of most effective ways to help these seniors maintain that positive attitude going forward.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in Aventura, FL, please contact the caring staff at Alternative Home Health Care today. Call (954) 622-0588.

 

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Zachary Desmond

Executive Administrator at Alternative Home Health Care, Inc.
Zach Desmond began working with Alternative Home Health Care in September of 2013. In his role as Executive Administrator (EA), Zach is responsible for the overall direction of the organization and high level strategy that aligns with the company’s overall mission, vision, and values.

Zach brings to Alternative 10 years of healthcare operations, sales, finance, and “turn around” experience, having led multiple home health care locations across five states to profitability and sustainability.His history of improving customer service, work flow design, and operational efficiencies along with bottom line profitability has earned him awards and recognition a top performer. Zach realized early on in his career that he felt a true connection to caring for those who need help and ensuring they received the highest quality of care available.

Zach received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Zach resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, three dogs, one cat and stays very involved in his local community.

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