Memory care can be an important part of treating both Alzheimer’s
disease and depression. Because Alzheimer’s and depression symptoms
can be similar, it is important to be diagnosed directly by your physician.
Occasionally, patients who seek Alzheimer’s care turn out to be suffering
from depression instead. While depression can be a devastating illness,
its similar symptoms can still be distinguished from Alzheimer’s.
By the time Alzheimer’s is in its final stages, a patient will need
to enter an assisted living center. Alzheimer’s patients struggle
to care for themselves and understand their surroundings. However, in
early stages, the diseases can be strikingly similar. Both Alzheimer’s
and depression sufferers tend to isolate themselves, avoiding activities
they once enjoyed. They may also sleep too much or not enough. Depression
sufferers can also struggle with memory problems, which is why so many
initially seek Alzheimer’s support.
To learn more about your
mental health care and Alzheimer’s care options, contact Avalon Memory Care directly
by calling (214) 752-7050. Our team of experienced caretakers is here
to answer all your questions about nursing care plans for dementia in
Irving. With locations near Cedar Park, Garland, and Carrollton, your
loved one will feel comfortable and cared for in one of our assisted living centers.