At the first signs of memory loss or cognitive impairment, it is important to remain vigilant. Everyone forgets things now and again, or is not as sharp as they want to be. However, if you have noticed patterns of decreasing cognitive performance, poor judgment, or memory loss in yourself or a loved one, you can get tested now. You or your loved ones can get checked for signs of memory impairment early, making it more likely you can receive the best possible early interventions available in Pennsylvania.
Early signs of memory impairment will be different for everyone. Some people might suddenly start forgetting things they would normally have remembered, including important events or where they place everyday objects. Other people exhibit more in the way of cognitive decline, such as poor judgment. You can call a doctor now to explain the symptoms, and receive a thorough examination that will include questions about family history, as well as some tests for mental acuity. In some cases, doctors in Pennsylvania will offer the opportunity for further screening including neurological tests or lab tests.
If a memory impairment is detected, you will have several options in Pennsylvania for memory care treatment. Doctors usually recommend some form of memory care. Memory care is offered through senior services facilities, adult day care centers, and senior living facilities like Chelsea Senior Living. Memory care involves games, activities, and exercises that are actually enjoyable to do. Keeping the mind as active as possible, and exercising different cognitive functions through a diversity of programming helps to slow cognitive decline.
Likewise, being around other people, getting enough fresh air and exercise, and a healthy diet can also help minimize the symptoms of memory impairment. It is always a good idea to get tested early, at the first signs of memory impairment. Doctors and nurses at Chelsea offer the best quality of care for memory impairment in Pennsylvania.