“Will the Alzheimer’s Tsunami Affect You?” by Eric Klein
Have you noticed that everybody seems to know somebody with dementia? As the population ages, dementias such as Alzheimer’s are having a far reaching impact and affecting millions of families worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 50 million people live with dementia, with 60-70% of cases being Alzheimer’s related. This figure is projected to reach 150 million by 2050.
When a family reaches out to my CarePatrol office to discuss the struggles associated with dementia symptoms, the emotions range from shock and denial to fear and sadness. Watching the gradual decline of cognitive abilities and the loss of cherished memories can be devastating for both the individual and the family members. Dementia affects not only memory and cognitive function, but also daily routines, independence and relationships. As the disease progresses, simple tasks may become challenging, leading to increased dependence on caregivers. For family members, assuming the role of caregiver can be emotionally and physically demanding, often causing significant strain on personal relationships and financial resources.
In the face of the Alzheimer’s tsunami, it is essential to emphasize the need for families to have access to support and resources. CarePatrol is here to offer invaluable assistance to families dealing with dementia. We help you process the impact of the diagnosis, access appropriate memory care communities and home care options, and reduce the burden of the dementia disease. We guide in planning for the future, making informed decisions, and ensuring the best possible quality of life. We also bring hope, because we understand what you are going through, and no one is better at helping seniors and their families deal with the realities of aging than CarePatrol.
There is no one size fits all solution for dementia care. If you need free help finding care for a loved one, your family may benefit from Eric’s expertise. You can reach Eric Klein, CSA, BCPA, CPRS at 847.653.1213 • [email protected].
*This post is sponsored by Eric Klein, CarePatrol Chicago North Shore. Eric considers himself passionate about empowering seniors and their families to navigate the oftentimes challenging process of finding the best possible senior living scenarios. He listens carefully to all of his client’s needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or In-Home Care. Years ago, Eric went through the same challenges finding care for his parents in Chicago that he assists families with today. This experience has given him the passion and understanding that he has to help families navigate the senior living process.