Oceans Behavioral Hospital DeRidder, a behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery of older adults and seniors, recognizes National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month this November. This month focuses on supporting those experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, as well as advocating for a cure.
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In fact, it’s the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Of the 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, an estimated 5.1 million are 65 and older.
In the U.S., there are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. The Oceans team of psychiatrists, medical physicians and caregivers understands that Alzheimer’s takes a toll on everyone in a patient’s life. Many individuals suffering from the disease and their families find the behavioral symptoms to be the most challenging and distressing, including irritability, anxiety, depression, hallucinations and sleep disturbances.
Inpatient hospitalization or outpatient treatment can help to provide another layer of care in a patient’s support system.
10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s:
1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
4. Confusion with time or place
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8. Decreased or poor judgment
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
10. Changes in mood and personality
For more information about National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, visit www.alz.org.
For information about how Oceans Behavioral Hospital DeRidder please visit http://obhd.info/.
ABOUT OCEANS HEALTHCARE
Oceans Healthcare is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults and seniors. With 17 locations in Texas and Louisiana, Oceans hospitals take great pride in their performance on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a national healthcare accrediting agency. For more information, visit www.oceanshealthcare.com.