Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s: What to Expect
When an aging parent has Alzheimer’s, the care plan will likely change as the disease progresses. To help caregivers know what to expect, eldercare expert Barbara McVicker briefly explains on her blog how the disease manifests in each of three stages.
Stage three is “definitely one in which the person’s life and your life as a caregiver really start to change,” she writes.
In Stage 3 they need assistance with acts of daily living. They may have to be diapered. They may have to be fed. Definitely clothing them. You need to maintain a constant routine with these people, because if they’re going to remain independent at all, it’s all about routine.
In the post, “The Three Stages of Alzheimer’s,” McVicker says the time for handing care over to a professional may come in stage two or three.
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