Summer get-togethers may reveal changes in your older relatives

Behaviors in older seniors may reveal need for extra living assistance

Families love to get together in the summer. Holidays, vacations, reunions, graduations…all are often the first time families get together after several months apart. It’s a perfect time to catch up with your older relatives and loved ones–you may notice some changes in their physical or mental health since you haven’t seen them for awhile. If they’re over the age of 65, it’s particularly important to take notice, especially if they have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

While spending time with them, be aware of any changes in their physical health and behavior.

  • Have you noticed a significant weight change?
  • Are they dressed as well as they normally have?
  • Have they been keeping up with their social activities?
  • Do they have the same energy level as when you last noticed?

As an family member, it’s important to maintain regular discussions with their doctors and keep them aware of any changes you may see in your loved ones. Visiting Angels’ in-home care can provide them with the living assistance they may need, while allowing them to retain their independence at home.