The best way to manage dementia is to learn about the health condition and how to control it. Consider attending a class to learn how you can maintain a good quality of life while living with dementia.
We understand that receiving a diagnosis of memory impairment or caring for a loved one living with dementia poses many challenges. Feelings of frustration and confusion are common and completely normal, especially as communication becomes more difficult with your loved one and unexpected mood swings occur. With the help of our Memory Care Navigators, you can become more aware of the condition and its effect on your loved one’s abilities, as well as adapt and react to the changes it may bring. Seeking professional support can make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved one.
Dementia is commonly associated with a wide range of symptoms related to a decline in memory or other thinking skills, severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. There are different types of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease being the most common, that develops due to brain cell damage. This damage affects people differently based on the impacted area.
While symptoms vary depending on the individual and stage of the disease, most often people with dementia have problems with memory loss, communication and finding words, reasoning and judgement, visual perception, difficulty with coordination and motor functions, confusion and disorientation and ability to focus and pay attention.
While there is currently no cure for dementia, there are treatment options that may temporarily improve symptoms, including medication and therapy.