In life, there are going to be numerous times when you feel overwhelmed with certain tasks. If you are the one providing care and support for your mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, in the beginning things might have seemed easy enough, relatively speaking, but now it has become much more challenging.
Still, even though you are clear on the signs that you might need help, it’s not always easy to convince yourself of that. You may feel overwhelmed with stress, you’re losing sleep, and you’re giving up too much of your own personal life, but sometimes you feel this is your responsibility.
Here are a few signs that may very well indicate it’s time for you to get help, whether that comes in the form of another family member or friend or, better yet, hiring a home care aide who has prior experience working with elderly clients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Sign #1: You’re feeling stressed.
Stress is a clear sign that something is not right in your life. Stress is a part of life, and it can include work-related stress, financial stress, relationship stress, health stress, and much more. Stress can impact your ability to sleep at night, cause you to lose focus, and even create other physical symptoms.
Prolonged stress can lead to anxiety and it can actually harm your physical health. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with stress, it’s time for help.
Sign #2: You’re arguing more often.
Whether you’re arguing with your mother, your spouse, your best friend, your adult daughter, or anyone else, when you begin quarreling with people more frequently, that’s usually a direct result of the stress that has increased in your life.
Sign #3: Being hurt by things your mother says.
Your mother says some odd things from time to time. That is likely a sign or symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes the things she says or does can be emotionally and even physically hurtful.
If you’re being hurt by some of the things your mother says to you, about you, or in general, the longer you put yourself in this situation, the more difficult it will be for you to cope with a lot of emotional issues that arise.
Sign #4: You have no idea what to expect.
Things are going to progressively grow more difficult with each passing year. If you have no idea what to expect with regard to Alzheimer’s, it’s time for experienced assistance. A home care aide who has worked with other clients diagnosed with any form of dementia would be a great asset to help you in this journey.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring Alzheimer’s care in Lawrenceville, GA, please contact the caring staff at Home Helpers, call (678) 430-8511.
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