Helpline: Disabilities - Cognitive Issues Support
Cognitive Issues in Elderly
As a primary care provider for an elderly with cognitive issues, you are the first person to address the patient's routine problems and complaints. Hopefully, other family members may be able to help, but since you have taken the caregiving responsibility, it's essential to understand how your loved one gets enough care.
First, you need to understand that a cognitive problem in an older person entails several risk factors. If the care recipient is developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, your caregiving responsibilities can be more challenging. And people with MCI do not initially require full-time care, but if the symptoms become severe, caregiving can become challenging.
Many support groups exist nowadays for family caregivers, and most of these groups are online. ExtendaTouch is one such group where you can get emotional support and helpful advice from our fellow caregivers to cope with the cognitive issues in the elderly. Many of our group members have more experience caring for older adults with cognitive decline. You can ask them for helpful information and resources to improve care for your loved one. They would be happy to help you.
Get Support for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Whether the care recipient is suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or a severe cognitive decline, getting help from people who relate can be a huge relief. Problems with memory progress in stages, meaning that a person with mild symptoms today may experience severe symptoms in the future.
It is essential, therefore, that caregivers must prepare for the worst. And worst-case scenarios come with many challenges, including balancing work and family life while caring for an elderly loved one with cognitive decline and memory issues.
ExtendaTouch is an online support for family caregivers that you can join to get support from people who relate and have more experience. Our members can provide you with emotional support and help you with caregiver burnout and direct you to helpful resources.