Elder care is not one-size-fits-all. There are a wide range of different needs for seniors, from simple help with travel to extensive, around-the-clock medical support. Fortunately, more and more experts are working to accommodate many different needs, providing the ideal fit for residents that preserves individuality and freedom as much as possible.
One particular strand of elder care that has received more focus in recent years is support for those with cognitive ailments–like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Residents with these memory challenges face particular vulnerabilities. Even the more all-encompassing caregiving options (like a move into a nursing home) may not provide the best fit for these residents. The need for solid elder care planning is particularly important for those at risk of dementia, to ensure that proper care is available if necessary. Unfortunately, many do not identify their condition until it is too late.
But how do you know if you are at risk of dementia?