If you’ve identified that your loved one is showing signs of memory loss or from the list of 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease that were mentioned in a previous post, it’s time to make an appointment with your loved one’s health care provider and talk with them about the changes you are noticing and have testing done. Alzheimer’s is like other diseases in that it needs to be identified and diagnosed so that you and your loved one can take steps to help navigate the changes you will experience. One of the reasons it is necessary to have this appointment with a medical professional so that they can rule out any other issues that might be causing the changes you are seeing.
This information from the Alzheimer’s Association will help you understand what to expect when you meet with the doctor and what testing may be needed to assist in diagnosing.
If you’re a caregiver for someone experiencing memory loss and would like support from others experiencing similar challenges, Interfaith Caregivers offers a support group for caregivers for those with dementia. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10am at the Interfaith Caregivers office, 301 North Main St, Blue Earth. Due to weather and Covid-19 challenges, it is best to call our office first to verify the meeting date. 507-526-4684.