As individual’s age, they are more likely to suffer from varying levels of memory loss. This is generally a gradual process, but one that can leave affected men and women in need of assistance to get through their everyday lives. Assisting Hands Serving Miami Beach, FL, is a trusted home care provider that can help you or a loved one afflicted with dementia.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Essentially every adult is aware that aging and elderly individuals are more prone to struggle with memory loss, but the differences between primary causes (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease and different types of dementia) are often misunderstood. This is because dementia is used as a general term to describe loss of memory and/or cognitive ability that affects and disrupts everyday life. Several specific types of dementia include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Bodies Dementia
- Mixed Dementia
- Parkinson’s Dementia
- Vascular Dementia
While there are other types of dementia, these are by far the most common. In fact, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for between 60% and 80% of all dementia cases.
Symptoms of Dementia
Once you are a little bit more familiar with names and terminology regarding memory loss, it is important to be able to differentiate between natural aging phenomena and dementia. It is an unfortunate fact that elderly individuals will begin to slow down physically at one point or another; however, there are certain signs to look for to determine if a form of dementia is at play. Common symptoms include:
- Short-term memory loss
- Mood changes that seem uncharacteristic or out of place
- Impaired focus
- Trouble with word choice
- Repetition of tasks and sentences
If any of these complications become apparent, our experts highly recommend that you contact a physician, as medications do exist to slow the process (although there is currently no cure).
In-Home Dementia Care
Assisting Hands Serving Miami Beach, FL, can help ease the burden of memory loss through our dementia home care services. For affected individuals and loved ones, this can be a scary time. Our caregivers understand this, and will do everything within their power to ease your levels of stress by providing daily assistance with tasks, socialization, and mind stimulation in the comfort of the affected individual’s home.
Our approach to dementia and Alzheimer’s care is centered around the afflicted individual. Each person has different needs, so our experts develop specific care plans for them. All of our caregivers are trained to understand varying levels of dementia, and the needs associated with each. Generally speaking, this will include:
- Mental stimulation and memory training (through puzzles and games)
- Social interaction
- Physical activity (such as nature walks)
We provide these services because they are proven to slow the progression of dementia. If you or a loved one is in need of memory care services, we encourage you to contact our representatives at (305) 425-1835. At Assisting Hands Serving Miami Beach, FL, we are proud to provide peace of mind and happiness to our clients.