Common Diseases

Common Diseases

Fortunately, most diseases are easy to treat and others may only require medication.  But when it is time for your aging parents to receive in-home care?  Your parents’ doctors can assist you with this dilemma, but there are several diseases that will most likely result in the need for in-home caretakers.

Description: mental diseases

Alzheimer’s and Dementia are the most common illnesses that will require extra care as the disease progresses.  Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain and causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.  It usually affects people over the age of 60, but how fast the disease will progress will vary.

As our parents and loved ones begin to age, they become more susceptible to diseases and disorders from person to person.  Most live about 8-10 years after diagnosis.  It begins with simple memory problems, then leads to confusion, problems doing simple tasks, forgetting who people are, and problems with speech and writing.

The disease can be treated but not cured.  It will only be a matter of time before your loved one needs an In-Home caregiver to help him/her with daily tasks.

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