What are ageing disorders?
Ageing disorders such Alzheimer’s disease, usually result in a continuous decline of both mental and physical functioning. While these are experienced in different degrees, management of daily life becomes more difficult with increasing failing memory.
The resultant loss of independence, reliance on care and medication, and health concerns, place a burden on the older person, as well as their loved ones. Loss of an active social circle can also lead to increased feelings of loneliness. This can often lead to other mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
COPE therapists are able to assist with managing these issues and providing older people, and their loved ones, with support and skills. Contact us today to see how we can assist you.
What are the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?
- Memory loss
- Longer time taken to complete tasks
- Losing or misplacing items
- Mood changes Increased aggression
- Poor judgement
- Loss of initiative