Memory changes as we age and there are things we can do to help once we determine if this is normal aging or if there is something else happening. A complete assessment will help identify what is happening and what we can do to help.
There are evidence based lifestyle changes and medication to help support memory. We can discuss these with you.
With the Geriatrics Team at Bayridge we can see a client quickly without the long waitlists most specialists have.
Help is available in the community with government funded and private services to help older adults stay in their own home safely. We can advise you of the services in your community and connect you to the services to help you care for your parent at home.
Changes in mood and personality is worrisome. A complete assessment with our Geriatrics Team at Bayridge will explore what is changing, and provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations if this is a mood disorder or a memory disorder. They can frequently look similar in older adults.
A change in behaviour in older adults is common with a mood and/or memory disorder. This can be very challenging for family members and staff. Help is available. The Geriatrics Team at Bayridge would explore the responsive behaviour and help recommend strategies to prevent and cope with the behaviour. Medication recommendations can be discussed with the Psychiatrist as well if needed.