10 Key Changes In Your Loved One
A family member or close friend typically first notice a change in a loved one’s behavior, but it can be difficult to determine the significance of each change. Here are 10 key changes to look for:
- The inside of the house is unclean and housekeeping skills have declined.
- You notice general maintenance of the house has been neglected.
- You find many expired foods in the refrigerator and/or the cupboards may be empty.
- You notice a dent in the vehicle that they have never mentioned to you.
- When reviewing financials or the checkbook, you may notice that things are out of order or not adding up—and you may see stacks of mail or unpaid bills lying around.
- You see multiple bottles of medication throughout the house, with the indication that it has become difficult for your loved one to keep them straight.
- Your loved one seems agitated and you notice drastic mood swings.
- Your loved one seems withdrawn and not his/her usual self.
- Your loved one cannot remember recent conversations or events and repeats him/herself often.
- Personal hygiene seems poor—you may notice body odor, clothes may appear and smell dirty, and your loved one might be in need of a haircut or shave