One of the most disturbing and frightening times in your life may be when you have noticed your senior lost one has become lost and wondered off. This is both frightening for you and the senior as well and may quickly become a common occurrence. It is becoming more and more reported about in the press of an elder person who has gone missing and the family has no clue where they have wandered off to. These situations are typically because of side-effects of Alzheimer’s. Senior’s that wander of are common signs of Alzheimer disease, in fact a study was done that typically 6 out of 10 seniors exhibit this sign.
While many times than often seniors do survive their wandering ordeals, there are situations where you may not find your senior loved one and your senior loved one my forget who they are. This can be a difficult situation to overcome since both parties, the senior and you, have no clue where they are. So generally seniors that exhibit any signs of wandering, confusion or poor short term memory should be evaluated before the situation may worsen. Although there are some amazing technologies that has recently been released such as GPS tracking devices installed in shoes, there is no better assistance that a human carefully watching and checking up on a senior.
There are many warning signs that you should be aware of and to look out for to better know if you’re senior loved one is experiencing early stages of Alzheimer’s. Here are several warning signs to watch out for on a daily basis:
- Noticing your elder loved one comes back from drives, walks or outings later than expected or usual
- Attempting to “fulfill past duties” such as talking about going to work long after they have retired or picking up their children from school
- Attempting to “go home” when they are currently at home already
- Constant pacing and appears restless in their chair, bed or around their house
- Having a hard time getting around their home and become forgetful where everyday items are such as toothbrushes or dishes
- Asking about family members or friends that have either deceased or are no longer in their lives
- Become quickly confused or disoriented in unfamiliar locations and environments
If you notice any of these warning signs it is imperative that you assist your elder loved one in receiving a checkup and testing for Alzheimer’s before it may be too late.by