What is Dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term for any disease that involves the decline of mental ability. Most types of dementia are progressive diseases which mean it only gets worse over time. Some cases of dementia can be caused by:
- Head or brain injury
- Occurrence of a stroke
- Presence of a brain tumor
There are also other risk factors that may make an individual more prone to having dementia. These risk factors, according to mayoclinic.org, are as follows:
- Age, particularly old age
- Down syndrome
- Genetics/Family History
- Heavy use of alcohol
- Cognitive Impairment
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
Among the most common types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), Mixed Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and much more. It involves issues with memory, progressive decline of skills, and abilities to perform everyday tasks.
It is important to detect dementia early on for treatment to become more effective. Early treatment does not cure dementia but it can help slows down its progression and minimizes its symptoms. For early detection, it is a must to see and be aware of the signs and symptoms of dementia such as:
- Memory loss
- Confusion and impaired judgment
- Forgetting dates and/or plans
- Decreased coordination and motor functions
- Changes in personality
- Depression and Anxiety
Dementia is a disease that carries with it many burdens. Memory degradation in dementia causes a lot of pain not only to those affected but to everyone involved. The feeling of not being able to remember and the feeling of not being remembered are some of the biggest emotional obstacles of those affected by Dementia.
Caring for loved ones with dementia can also be hard. It can become physically and emotionally draining. Work, physical health, family, and friends, are all things that are often neglected when you care for your loved ones.
Faith Comfort Care Home knows of these difficulties and we want to help. We aim to alleviate the condition of the whole family by assisting in the care of your loved ones. It is not uncommon for the family to seek help during these times. Now, instead of having to institutionalize your loved ones, you now have the option to have assisted living facilities at home.
Faith Comfort Care Home offers many Home Care services along with assisted living facilities. Some of our services include Hospice Care, Medication Management, Housekeeping and Laundry services, Dementia and Respite Care Programs, and we also offer meals and snacks for your loved ones.
Visit our site at faithresidentialcarehome.net to get an in-depth view of our services and amenities. For inquiries, you can contact us at 214-607-8763/972-664-0740 or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.