Feb 23, 2017 by Gregg Gammello
It’s difficult to accept that the person whom you love may be suffering from dementia. Last week you may have asked your mother to pick up your kids from school, but she forgot. In fact, she claims you didn’t ask her. This is not the first time your mother has forgotten to do something and has denied having any information on the subject. Although dementia care experts identify this as a tell-tale sign of the beginning of dementia or Alzheimer’s your parent may be in constant denial, just as you are.
Both you and your loved one may even get angry with each other, your parent in their lucid moments fear that you may be accusing them of purposefully making mistakes or worse implying that they are developing memory problems. Dementia care experts recommend that if continuous memory lapses reoccur your parent should seek medical attention. Your mother or father’s doctor will run a battery of blood work to rule out any other medical conditions as well as running a CAT SCAN or MRI to identify if a stroke may have caused scar tissue that may be disabling your loved one’s memory.
Research now indicates nutritional balance and exercise may enhance brain health and memory if other medical factors have not destroyed or scarred the brain tissue. However, if your parent has had a stroke, or has been isolated spending too much time alone, it is possible their mental health and cognitivism may diminish. Denying the facts will not help your parent, or you deal with the issues at hand. Dementia care experts recommend that your mother or father will need additional senior care as time goes on and you may need support in accepting their new lifestyle.
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