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Did You Know there are 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease? Learn More.

Alzheimer’s Care in Naples, FL – Eye Changes May Indicate Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people each year. Countless families cope with how to care for loved ones who are steadily losing memory. While there are no cures for Alzheimer’s disease, there are new ways to detect the progression of the disease offered through research and study of eye changes. The sooner your parent is diagnosed, the more help you can give them. In most cases, hiring elderly care providers is the best option. Discuss your parent’s situation with a trained caregiver to get the best care for them.

What are the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease progresses into seven stages and include the following:

  1. Stage 1: Alzheimer’s patients in stage one will show no signs or symptoms of advanced Alzheimer’s, they will appear normal.
  2. Stage 2: Alzheimer’s patients will have mild symptoms of Alzheimer’s depending on age, and it may be dismissed as normal for an aging patient.
  3. Stage 3: Alzheimer’s disease is becoming evident, as patients will have problems remembering certain words, and difficulty completing sentences. Patients will have difficulty completing tasks they are familiar with.
  4. Stage 4: Alzheimer’s disease is easily diagnosed, as patients will be unable to plan for important events such as, medical appointments and social gatherings. Patients in this stage may become withdrawn, and exhibit behavior disorders.
  5. Stage 5: By stage five of Alzheimer’s disease, patients are exhibiting clear memory problems. During this stage patient’s become confused, and may forget important information such as where they live, how they got to a particular location, and how to get home from a location.
  6. Stage 6: Severe changes are noticeable: patients at stage six of Alzheimer’s are steadily losing awareness of their location. Patients in this stage cannot remember names and faces of some family members. During stage 6, patients require assistance with routine daily activities, such as dressing themselves and grooming. Patients in this stage of the disease become incontinent: and have trouble using toiletries for example, proper wiping, and flushing toilets.
  7. Stage 7: this is the final and most severe stage of Alzheimer’s. During this stage, patients can no longer have a conversation, although some words may be clear for the most part it is simply rambling phrases. Patients can no longer control movement during the final stage of Alzheimer’s, as muscles become rigid along with abnormal reflexes.

Research studies offer hope to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, by using a cost effective way to diagnose Alzheimer’s progression from a simple eye change examination. You should talk to your loved one’s doctor about testing their eye changes to see if they may have the beginning of dementia. Getting more information as early as possible is always a good thing.

 If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of alzheimer’s home care services in Naples, FL contact the caregivers at Caring Hearts of Naples, LLC. We help seniors and their families with many levels of elder care. Call (239) 970-6080 for more information.

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Frank Fernandez

Caring Hearts of Naples was founded by Frank and Shamee Fernandez. They met in college where they were studying business management and nursing. Frank, having grown up in Naples, was offered a job back in his home town and so they moved down to Naples soon after marrying. A year later they welcomed their son Kaiden into their family and three years later were blessed with their daughter Arianna. They have been happily married for nine years.
Frank was recruited to the insurance industry by a former Boy Scout leader who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty insurance products. Through his hard work and dedication to customer service, he currently owns his own insurance agency. Frank’s success can be attributed to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and their families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Naples. Frank has spent most of his life involved with the Boy Scouts of America and is an Eagle Scout. He continues to volunteer as the Hispanics Initiative Chairman for the Southwest Florida Boy Scout council and as a Den Leader in his son’s Cub Scout Pack.
Shamee has worked in the home health care field for years now as a Certified Nurses Assistant, and enjoys meeting and helping the clients who need assistance. She has extensive experience with customers afflicted with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s, just to name a few. Wanting to further help people, she is now back in college working towards a Registered Nursing degree. Her warm and outgoing demeanor has made her a favorite by those she meets.
As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Naples, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (239) 246-5725.

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