Dementia is often hidden away or ignored when the persons living with dementia are most in need of support from their families, friends and community. Signs of dementia can include impaired focus, uncharacteristic mood changes, difficulty finding the right words to use, repetition of sentences and tasks, and short-term memory loss. Many patients with early dementia are unaware that they have any problem. As the disease progresses, behavioral changes can become evident. Dementia can progress to the person forgetting basic information about themselves, including their address or telephone number, or even their date of birth. Dementia is overwhelming not only for the people who have it, but also for their family members trying to care for them.
Early Symptoms of Dementia
- memory problems, particularly remembering recent events
- increasing confusion
- reduced concentration
- personality or behavior changes
- apathy and withdrawal or depression
- loss of ability to do everyday tasks
Symptoms of dementia may be mistaken as a normal part of the ageing process. Symptoms may also develop gradually and go unnoticed for a long time.
Assisting Hands offers in-home Dementia Care in Gresham
When a diagnosis of dementia is received, families are faced with additional stresses and difficult decisions about how to care for their loved ones. Assisting Hands Home Care is available to help relieve those stresses in the convenience of their own Gresham home. We provide in-home dementia care to keep your loved one in a secure environment while receiving daily assistance, socialization and stimulation. Our caregivers provide the necessary social interaction to help keep your loved one’s mind as sharp as possible, and are trained to offer memory stimulating exercises, such as working on puzzles, taking walks and personally interacting with their clients.
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