Memory loss is the best-known symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. But the illness can also lead to poor judgment and changes in behavior, sometimes resulting in aggressive or antisocial behaviors that can make caregiving difficult as well as lead to legal troubles like citations for traffic violations, theft and trespassing, a new study details.
Families should be aware of these behaviors, experts say, and understand that they are the result of the disease process and not willful choices. More important, they may be early warning signs that it’s time to take action. If someone with Alzheimer’s starts getting traffic tickets (and that’s new for the patient) or often gets lost, for example, it may very well be time to take away the car keys. Or if someone shows signs of wandering, they should always be accompanied when venturing out.
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Belina C. Nernberg
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of 1Heart Caregiver Services. Recently offering 1Heart franchise business opportunities to the public, Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its goal of making a positive difference in the homecare industry. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 25 years, with 15 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. She has been the recipient of several awards given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts, and entertainment. She has also been honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles, and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.